When Susan Rood found out she had diabetes, the last thing she expected to hear from her doctor was, “This is a good thing!” But that’s exactly what Dr. Diana Dillman said. Awareness is the first step to healing, so together they created a plan that worked for Susan. With the support of the Diabetes Education Department and certified diabetes educators like Susi Wals, Susan lowered her blood sugar levels to a healthy number. Now Susan regularly visits Dr. Dillman and Susi Wals and has made the lifestyle changes. Susan also uses MyChart to check test results and stay in touch with her doctor in between visits. She’s dropped 50 pounds and is feeling better than ever.