Diabetes Boot Camp Provides New Options for Patients

As an epidemic that affects one-in-nine people in Arkansas, diabetes increases the likelihood of heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions. Without a known cure for the disease, it is essential for patients to manage the impact of diabetes and CHI St. Vincent’s Dr. Paul Valentin-Stone and his team have come up with a successful solution in the form of a diabetes boot camp.

“The idea was to give a diabetic, who was out of control, six months to get under control,” said Dr. Stone. “Exercise, diet and medication is our three-legged stool approach to diabetes.”

Dr. Stone and the team of specialists at the CHI St. Vincent Braden Street Clinic in Jacksonville provide an individualized plan and meet with each patient regularly to help them navigate their journey and stay on track. With a commitment to the diabetes boot camp and lifestyle changes that include a healthy diet and routine exercise, Dr. Stone has even had patients that no longer require insulin treatment for diabetes.

“They almost bring tears to your eyes because these people have struggled for so many years,” he said.

If you’re looking for help on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, contact the CHI St. Vincent Braden Street Clinic in Jacksonville and choose a primary care doctor who is right for you. To learn more about the diabetes boot camp and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stone, call: 501.985.2537