The Diabetes Program was created to help people with diabetes make healthy lifestyle choices. We can help you take care of yourself through regular physical activity, education, diet counseling, and medication management. These changes will help you improve your blood sugar control.
- Diabetes Management and Prevention Programs
- A device to check your blood sugars (your team will let you know if you need one)
- Tips to manage your disease
- Regular lab tests, like A1C checks
- Nutrition advice for meal planning
- Access to other CareMore programs, such as:
- Wound Care
- Foot Care
- Strength and weight training
Diabetes is a long-term disease, which anyone can get. Diabetes happens when there is too much sugar in the blood. The amount of sugar in your blood must not get too high or too low. After years of living with diabetes, some people may start to have problems with their heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves and feet. Some people may get heart disease and high blood pressure. To slow down the problems related to your disease, it is important to keep your blood sugar under control.
With the right care, people with diabetes can have healthy, active lives. Much of this care is self-managed. This means that if you have diabetes, you will have things to do every day to stay healthy.
Some symptoms of diabetes are:
- Low energy
- Feeling tired
- Feeling very thirsty
- Urinating a lot
- Unusual weight loss
- Blurry vision
- Infections that keep coming back
Diabetes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
You can still live a healthy, active life with diabetes. The best thing you can do is learn about diabetes so you can take care of yourself. We can help. Just give Member Services a call at (800) 499-2793 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.
Diabetes.org - http://www.diabetes.org/