Turning education and food into life-changing results
Patients who are identified as having A1C levels greater than 8.0 (by a primary care provider) and as food insecure are given a “prescription” or referral by their Geisinger primary care physician. We provide connection to interventions including care management, diabetes education and consultations with our clinical care team.
Patients receive more than 20 hours of diabetes education with our clinical staff and access to our Fresh Food Farmacy app, which includes healthy recipes and nutrition information. Patients receive enough food to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for their whole family, twice a day for five days (10 meals per week).
Continued education and support
Our patients attend an evidence-based weekly diabetes or chronic disease self-management program and have access to other no-cost classroom education offered by our dietitians and team members.
The Fresh Food Farmacy is an example of our Geisinger Medical Home model, which brings team members together, working to achieve the best outcomes for patients.