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Diabetes management is our business, and the work TrueLifeCare has done to help people with diabetes has been published in numerous articles. We believe our work makes a difference in the lives of our members and those who are within their circle of life. We hope you find the following publications informative and helpful.

Diabetes 101: What’s Good to Know

The doctor says “You have diabetes.“ And then what? Most people experience a range of emotions, including “Why me!” accompanied by confusion, anger, denial, and more.

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Truck Drivers’ Risk for Diabetes Far Greater than National Average

Health education specialist Kay Pfeiffer compares professional truck drivers who are not testing their blood sugar with "driving at night without headlights - and you're going to crash."...

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Diabetes Prevention – Maintenance Programs Specialize Their Services for Truckers

Kay Pfeiffer of TrueLifeCare conducted her first Mid-American Trucking Show seminar this year. She’s becoming a regular at high-profile trucking industry events, spreading the word about the growing problem diabetes poses to the trucking industry...

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Diabetes May Be Driving Up Costs, But There’s Something That Can Be Done

This is what we know: employers cannot decrease healthcare costs. However, there is a group of employees who can decrease healthcare costs, both for themselves and for their employer...

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How to Decrease Your Health Care Costs for Employees with Diabetes

Like John Fogerty said in one of his hit songs, “I see a bad moon arising, I see trouble on the way,” the self-insured employer has been dealing with a bad moon—diabetes. And there is more trouble on the way, unless company executives take strategic steps to help those employees living with this chronic illness...

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Eight Surprising Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States. At last count (2012), 29.1 million Americans had been diagnosed with the disease. That’s a 62 percent increase in the last 10 years. Public health officials estimate that 8.1 million (almost 28 percent) of those with diabetes are undiagnosed, meaning their diabetes is progressing unchecked...

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How this Nashville Financial Exec Found Purpose in Fighting a Chronic Health Condition

After losing a friend at too young an age due to complications from diabetes, experienced financial and operations executive Tom Milam decided he had to do something to help fight the disease. At the time, Milam, who'd served primarily in financial roles, including as CFO at The Southwestern Company, knew very little about diabetes...

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Diabetes in Trucking: Three Things You Need to Know

Tom Milam, CEO of health care provider TrueLifeCare, will tell you that there are three things motor carriers and their drivers need to know about diabetes and how it impacts the trucking industry. There’s a 50% higher occurrence of diabetes in truck drivers than the national average. Drivers with diabetes can apply for a medical waiver with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

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4 Essential Questions You Should Be Asking Your New Health Coach

One of the newer and more effective trends in diabetes management is the use of health coaches, who are certified professionals that provide a one-on-one support system for individuals managing the daily complexities associated with having diabetes. A conversation with these professionals might seem intimidating to you. Introducing another person into your healthcare journey could feel uncomfortable...

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Opinion: Diabetes Manageable for Trucking

Our country’s transportation infrastructure delivers everything our economy needs to stay healthy, similar to the blood that runs through our veins to deliver oxygen and nutrients. But diabetes, a disease of the blood, is wreaking havoc on the professional drivers transporting goods to all corners of our country and threatening the transportation infrastructure on which we depend...

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