‘I was diagnosed with Diabetes last year. My Endocrinologist immediately put me on medication and a nutrition program. I was told this was my new life and I would forever be taking medicine that was making me so sick I was missing my life. When I asked for Jeff’s help, he walked me through an exercise program, stress management and stuck with me through it. I would have blood sugar spikes occasionally that no one could figure out- even on medicine. Jeff worked until he figured it out. 4 months later I’m healthier, more active, no medicine and my blood sugars run at 110 instead of 396! It feels amazing to have care providers that have your back and Jeff really put all his effort into my case. When everyone else said “it’s just the progress of the disease”, he worked harder. Diabetes doesn’t have to compromise your life.’ Chandra W.
We credit our PT Resident, Caitlin Larson, DPT, CSCS in 2011 for presenting her graduate research combining Physical Therapy with Physician services. At that time, we invited every Internist in Lane County. Only 1 physician chose to attend, Dr. Kirk Jacobsen (Board Certified, Internal Medicine). Committed to treating Diabetes we teamed up with Oak Street Medical to combat this disease for nearly 2 years with a pilot project.
Since that time, we have become a Diabetes Resource for our community.
Current American Diabetes Association Statistics