Diabetes Patient Experience

Our Diabetes STAR Patients inspire hope

The PacMed Diabetes STAR Patient program is our way to highlight current patients who are living well with diabetes. By sharing their stories and acknowledging the hard work and lifestyle changes these “stars” have made to control their diabetes, we hope to inspire and motivate others to do the same. If one person can do it, so can another.

Please check out the following stories and videos, and feel free to share them with your friends. You never know: it might empower someone close to you to change their life and health for the better.


danDan: Dan didn’t have any energy when he worked out and could barely finish his warm up. His strength was noticeably diminishing, he’d dropped 20 pounds and he was urinating a lot. “I thought I had a cold,” he says. Read more.

Jeremy B., a Diabetes STAR PatientJeremy: Jeremy was concerned by persistent swelling in his legs. So he visited his PacMed primary care provider. The diagnosis: lymphedema and type 2 diabetes. Read more.

Georgia: As retired military, Georgia knows how to be disciplined. When she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 15 years ago, losing weight became a top goal. She’d lost 60 pounds several times, but always gained it back. Read more.

Mike: Mike is the sort of person where seeing is believing. When he was diagnosed 20 years ago with type 1 diabetes, he needed to know that he truly could have an impact on the disease. Read more.

Terri Diabetes StarTerri: About five years ago, PacMed patient Helen “Terri” learned she had progressed from prediabetes to diabetes. Terri credits her PacMed care team for instilling her with the supportive drive to battle her condition and lead a healthy, active life. Read more.