ODSHERRED MUNICIPALITY HAS EXPERIENCED SUCCESS WITH THE PROGRAMME.
Since December 2017, Odsherred Municipality has been part of the Stay in the Zone programme, and the initial feedback is positive.
Among other things, 65% of the diabetics have improved their time “in the zone”, which is a good starting point for achieving a more stable blood sugar and thus lowers the risk of complications.
At the same time, Type 2 diabetics participating in the programme measured their blood sugar up to 3 times as often as before they started in the programme.
In Odsherred’s Stay in the Zone programme, diabetics are provided with the latest blood sugar measuring equipment. In addition, they can also use the sparring partners and processes linked to the programme, and are given help and advice on how to stay in the zone.
In this way, they gain a better insight into how diet, exercise and other everyday activities can affect blood sugar levels, making it easier to make the right decisions. These initiatives have given several of the diabetics in the programme a more active lifestyle, reduced insulin consumption and a lower long-term blood sugar, thus lowering the diabetics’ risks for complications.
Odsherred’s Stay in the Zone programme includes:
A health expert coach who offers guidance to the diabetic based on the data collected. Through personal conversations, the diabetic will gain knowledge about how behaviour affects diabetes and receive any relevant suggestions for adjustment that helps make the diabetic stay in the zone, but conversations can also be related to other areas that affect the diabetic in order to achieve a higher quality of life and improved health.
A clinical dietician who works out an individual diet and exercise plan based on a telephone conversation and the diabetic’s personal data. The plan can be optimised and adjusted as necessary with follow-up conversations.
A technical support line where employees are ready to help the diabetics every day if they have any questions about the tools.
Training is given by an employee from Stay in the Zone to teach the diabetics how to read and use the data collected through the programme’s various tools.
Training from a clinical dietician, where the diabetics are taught how to count carbohydrates and adjust their bolus calculator correctly (This service is only relevant for Type 1).