Fostering a culture of safety is a top priority for M&M Cartage, a family owned transportation company based in Louisville, KY. It recognizes the importance of implementing programs designed to help employees be best they can be, making sure they get home safe and sound every night. Mark* manages vehicle maintenance at M&M and was diagnosed with diabetes on January 2016 after he was rushed to the hospital. When he got to the hospital his blood sugar was 895 and his A1C was 11.9. He was in the hospital for four days.
Looking for Diabetes Management Help
Mark reached out to the SentryHealth nurse practitioner for help after his diagnosis because he had heard about the diabetes management program offered to M&M Cartage employees. According to Mark, “Ever since I started with SentryHealth, the nurse has been awesome! She educated me on my diet, she told me what to eat and how to eat, and she taught me how to make life easier with diabetes.”
A New Direction
Today, Mark’s blood sugar has dramatically dropped to 108 and his A1C is 5.9. “I’m now off insulin and I only have to prick my finger twice a day,” he says. Mark has also lost 41 lbs. When asked about Mark and his improvements, his nurse practitioner says, “Mark has been a great patient to work with. He came to his visits ready to learn. He made behavioral changes almost immediately and he has been very successful. I am thrilled to see his improvement.”
M&M Cartage Cares
M&M covers the cost of the visits with the SentryHealth nurse practitioner in the diabetes management program. If eligible, medications for diabetes are also covered at no out of pocket cost for employees. “The nurse practitioner talks to you like a person, she listens and takes her time, she educates.” In summary, Mark says,”Don’t be afraid to ask questions, she will help. Don’t hesitate – it’s your life!
To summarize, M&M states, “We drive trucks, but we’re driven by something much bigger.” It knows that if its employees are safe and happy, its clients will be happy too. It also knows that providing unique opportunities to employees like our chronic condition management programs, they create a positive, safe work environment that supports long-term growth.
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.
The SentryHealth Difference
Our chronic condition management programs engage populations in a meaningful way by combining the power of data analytics, education, and evidence-based medicine. Because we provide effective assistance and support to individuals living with chronic conditions or those trending towards a condition, we see higher levels of engagement and participation. This means that our clients realize a measurable return on investment through improved clinical and financial outcomes. Contact us today to learn more.