Read Issue 1 - 2021
Gladys called SCAN Member Services in tears. Her arthritis was making it too hard and too painful to use the kind of monitor her doctor had prescribed to track her blood sugar levels. A nurse in her doctor’s office ordered another monitor that didn’t require finger pricks, but it was never approved—and the nurse wasn’t helping to find out why. Worried her diabetes would get out of control, 76-year-old Gladys didn’t know what else to do except call SCAN. The timing couldn’t have been better.
Even with the COVID-19 vaccine, we are likely months away from being able to return to our pre-pandemic lifestyles. Take advantage of the following low-to-no-cost programs and tools available to SCAN members to get started working toward your fitness goals for the new year.
If you’ve been exercising less and not eating as well as you know you should, you’re not the only one. The coronavirus and resulting lockdowns have broken many people’s healthy habits.
When you’ve lived through three major disease outbreaks like 92-year-old Pamela B. has, you know something about how to stay healthy and cope during trying times.