We can help you get care if you have diabetes. People with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. If they don’t get treatment or care, it could lead to major health problems such as heart disease. Diabetes can also seriously affect your eyesight.
Some people have mild diabetes. They take care of it by exercising and eating healthy foods. Other people have more serious diabetes. They have to take shots of a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps your body's cells use food the right way. Everyone with diabetes needs care from a doctor.
We have a disease management program for members with diabetes. Tell us and your doctor if you have diabetes. We’ll work with you to see if you’re at low risk or high risk for problems.
If you’re low risk, we’ll give you information on how to take care of yourself. Also, we’ll work with your doctor to make sure you have the right care. If you’re at high risk, a case manager will call you to see if you need more help.
Some of the things you’ll learn are:
- How to take care of your diabetes
- How to watch your blood sugar
- Why you need to take your medicine
- How to take good care of your feet
- Why you need to do what your doctor tells you
- How to learn healthy habits so you feel better
It is important to learn as much as you can about your diabetes. To learn more about our disease management program for diabetes, call Member Services toll free at 1-855-676-5772 (TTY: 711). Ask to talk to your case manager.