Dr. Prem Sahasranam, Board Certified Endocrinologist and founder of this company, has over 15 years of experience caring for individuals with diabetes and is a faculty member of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Sahasranam lives and works in Central California. Diabetes occurs at higher rates in rural versus urban areas. People living in these rural areas have higher numbers of diabetes-related complications.
This motivated Dr. Sahasranam to develop My Diabetes Tutor, Inc. Understanding that with appropriate diabetes self-management education and support, people with diabetes can learn how to best manage their diabetes which can prevent developing complications from diabetes. Many people living with diabetes are not aware of the need to participate in these and other types of activities which will improve their lives.
Those who are aware, may not have access to this gold standard of care. In rural areas, for example, diabetes education is very challenging; technology is helpful and effective in reaching many people who lead busy lives or who live too far away to get this critical component of care.
Most primary care providers have limited time and resources to educate people they see with diabetes. The national standards cover 10 hours of diabetes education because there is so much detail. The team at My Diabetes Tutor, Inc. wants to fill this gap and help out people get the care they need to they can live life without being slowed down by diabetes!