Health Control Solutions LLC is a family of fitness leadership products for the arrest, containment, and elimination of diabetes, prediabetes, and clinical Obesity. Our expertise emerges from extensive experience turning unfit and unwell individuals into true self-managed health disciples. We hold tightly to three critical success factors: engagement, accountability, and advocacy. Spoken by others, these words are nothing more than platitudes. But 6,600 program finishes over 17 years speak for us.
In the disease management (DM) vernacular, our approach falls in the category of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention. We recognize that this label has emerged in recent years as a popular approach, and although we are outsiders – or perhaps, newcomers – to the disease management vendor universe, we have more actual experience with fitness recovery through diet and exercise intervention than anyone.
We are uniquely qualified to change the narrative on obesity in general and diabetes in particular for two reasons.
First, Type-2 diabetes is not an illness with a surgical or pharmaceutical remedy. Therefore, the healthcare industry considers this condition incurable. Yes, it’s true there is no surgical or pharmaceutical cure. But to say that it is incurable is inaccurate because for the vast majority of cases, lifestyle changes alone are all that are required to end this debilitating nightmare. The entire DM universe uses medical professionals to interface telephonically with patients. Their primary objective is not to get the patient eating right and exercising, but rather, to foster medical dose compliance and to assist in the creation of useable medical records data. That’s a good thing, but we must not forget that all this effort, all this rich data, is not intended for health improvement, but for lowering the medical bill. How long will we continue to expect the medical community to solve a non-medical problem? We are not even suggesting that these methods were bad ideas. We’re saying they haven’t worked to improve our future. Surely no one would suggest otherwise when we face a problem that has done nothing but accelerate as these disease management solutions have launched and matured.
Most diabetes patients do not know what to do in terms of diet and exercise management and DM programs do little or nothing to deal with that knowledge deficit. Still, these leadership professionals should be declaring loudly and clearly that food and exercise is the problem, and therefore, food and exercise is the remedy. When that message is absent, or even when it is mentioned but not emphasized as priority number one, every beneficiary, including those of us outside this chronic disease population, loses. A visit to one of these RN call centers will confirm our assertion that the vast majority of those offering advice and council are in no position to contribute because they lack personal experience in what must be done. Exercise and diet are not good ideas; they are the solution. Period.
Second, the world needs a game-changer, and our method, our approach, and our experience are that game changer. Considering a macro view of the economic strangle hold the diabetes process has on our population, it is essential to begin imagining a way beyond this dark moment. All efforts currently at work fall short of any such vision. At the moment, any reputable economist has no choice but to stand up and say that our costs will continue to go up with no rational end in sight. On the other hand, if a program were to emerge that had promise because of its impact and scale, healthcare economists would begin to say, “If this program is allowed to advance, and if results remain consistent, then we could actually see the arrow reverse direction in ten years.” With that transformation in America’s outlook the recovery would commence in earnest.
For seventeen years, our methods have led the way in changing people’s food, hydration and exercise habits and by direct extension, their health. Health Control Solutions is determined to see three things happen for every participant-beneficiary:
• The right diet/exercise program for every individual;
• A meaningful, curated view of the changing physiological truth occurring within that individual; and
• Structured linkage to extensive community support activities with likeminded people.
Gather these three things with program management infrastructure, and the human spirit will do the rest. But we must be realistic about what it will take. The reformation of a people this widely differentiated throughout the American landscape will necessarily require much more than a program, much more than an initiative. This kind of change, this delta, will require a fundamental change in what we think about when we think about the health of our nation’s people. We must stop thinking of this as a medical problem and agree that it is a behavior problem: not between good and bad, but between helpful and harmful; effective and ineffective. Through countless revisions borne out of the crucible of experience, and over 6,600 separate program completions, we are the most qualified to launch and manage a new kind of public lifestyle movement.
Collective Generosity: DeltaNation.net
The medical management community is working diligently to lead the narrative for personal responsibility while many disease management vendors continue to construct financial incentive programs that simply deepen the beneficiary’s ability to game an already over-entitled system. Instead of personal responsibility, we should be thinking collective responsibility. Unless we embrace a new kind of collective perspective we will not transcend the gap between what we want and what we can pay for. The suffering is universal, and therefore, so must the recovery be universal. So without abandoning everything that is right and rational about personal responsibility, we offer an important pivot point that more fully meets the burden of a real solution. The enthusiasm that emerges from newly changed lives is one of the strongest forces on the planet. It produces good will for others, empathy, and generosity. A life-changing movement should provide a way to encourage successful participants to reinvest in ongoing support for others thereby launching a new kind of engagement we call collective generosity. Generous personal contributions from those who are new disciples of meaningful life-improvement hold the key to changing this narrative. If we are to turn this tide, the movement must be seismic in scale. Enter The Delta Nation. The Delta is not a cult or a religion. There are no secrets, no hidden agendas. Instead, it is a people with almost nothing in common except the personal power that emerges from overcoming a mortal enemy. Out of this unexpected strength one finds one’s self ready to donate his favor and support for others who have wondered on to this fragile hope. To his utter surprise, he hears himself say that for him, living off the bottom of the barrel is no longer an option; that accepting minimum nutrition when maximum is available is not okay; that accepting a morbid, declining life when a fruitful and satisfying one is available, is ridiculous; and above all, supporting the growth of this point of view is my personal obligation to my community.