Managing your diabetes
Managing your diabetes is important in order to prevent serious health problems. Whether you have been newly diagnosed with diabetes or you have lived with diabetes for a long time, we're here to help.
What is diabetes?
There are three major types of diabetes—Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. It is important to understand which type you have and how to manage it.
Tips for staying healthy
Manage your medication. Know exactly how and when to take your medications and take them as prescribed. Set up automatic refills or enroll in our mail order pharmacy to get your medications delivered right to your home. Talk to your doctor before stopping medications.
- Know your numbers. Maintaining good blood sugar levels will help you stay healthy and stay in control of your diabetes. Ask your doctor what your target blood sugar range should be, and follow their advice on how often you need to check your levels.
- See your doctor regularly. It’s important that you keep your appointments with your healthcare team in order to better manage your diabetes and live more comfortably. Blindness, heart disease, kidney damage or failure, and complications due to poor blood circulation like impotence and loss of limbs can develop if your diabetes is uncontrolled.
Our care management programs are designed to offer additional support to members who want help navigating their health care needs. Care managers help you coordinate with your providers to ensure that you are receiving proper follow-up care, medication management, transportation to appointments, and medical equipment as needed.