The treatment plan of a diabetes patient includes, for example, regular eye tests by an ophthalmologist so that potential damage can be identified at an early stage and treated. In coaching sessions, patients are provided with in-depth information about diabetes and learn the skills they need to cope with the condition on a day-to-day basis (e.g. testing blood glucose levels).
For diabetes sufferer Carmen Götschi, simply eating what she likes has been an impossibility for almost 20 years. And even though she sticks to her nutrition and exercise programme, things don’t always run according to plan. However, thanks to the disease management programme she receives targeted assistance.
Disease management: read Carmen Götschi’s story (only in German)
SWICA is also active in diabetes prevention in order to stop diabetes from developing in the first place.
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