Rocky Mountain Health Plans receives recognition for an innovative pilot program that may change treatment for diabetes patients.
The America's Health Insurance Plans Foundation honors the local health insurer with the Innovation And Excellence Award for its' Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Mesa County Initiative.
the program emphasizes patient self–management and community resources, and is receiving national recognition as a new way of treating the disease.
Diabetes affects millions of americans. Incidence of the disease is on the rise due to obesity and an increase in sugary foods in diets.