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Live Healthy Diabetes Care

Do you or a family member have diabetes? The Live Healthy program may help you learn how to manage your diabetes.

Understanding Diabetes
To understand your diabetes, you need to know how your body uses food. The food you eat turns into glucose (sugar) in your stomach. It enters the bloodstream, where it is carried to your body's cells. 

Insulin, a natural hormone made in your pancreas, is needed to help the sugar enter your cells. After entering the cells, the sugar is used for energy. 

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar remains higher than normal. This is because your pancreas makes little or no insulin or your body does not use the insulin it does make. A healthy diet, exercise, and medication can keep your blood sugar level under control.

Types of Diabetes
There are two major types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. With each type, the glucose level is high but the reason this happens is different.  Click here to compare the two types of diabetes.

Standards of Care
The best way to deal with diabetes is to learn as much as you can about taking care of yourself. Find out how to help reduce your risk of problems.

Live Healthy Diabetes Care
We identify members eligible for our diabetes program, Live Healthy, through available claims information. It's important for you to learn all you can, make good choices, and work closely with your health care provider to help you prevent or delay complications from diabetes. All identified members receive information specific to diabetes through educational mailings.

  • If you have immediate questions about your diabetes, as always, call your physician. If you need help selecting a physician, call the customer service number on your ID card or contact customer service via our Web form.
  • We will be sending you and your physician some periodic reminders for care and healthful tips on diabetes.
  • If you need diet instructions or other diabetes services, talk to your physician. Your physician can order services for you and direct you to a network provider of the services.
  • Members may order free Tier 1 glucose meters by contacting one of these companies:

Read our Diabetes Newsletter (English) / (en Español)

For more information on diabetes visit the American Diabetes Association.

Para más información en español visite la American Diabetes Association.




 
LIVE HEALTHY MEMBER MATERIAL (in Spanish)
Diabetes
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Welcome Letter (English and Spanish)
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Disease Management Member Rights & Responsibilities (English and Spanish)
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Diabetes Health Log
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Reminder Stickers
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Blood Pressure Booklet
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Managing Your Cholesterol
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Adult Vaccine Brochure
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"Commit to Quit" Smoking Cessation Booklet
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Medical Home
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"Living Well with Diabetes" Booklet (For a copy please call 800-369-2704, option 4)

 

 
Latest Flu & Cold News
- New Flu Information for 2016 - 2017
- Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
- "I Never" Podcast
- OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and Your Child


 
Online Health Education Resources
Login to www.liveandworkwell.com for online health education resources. Once you login, click on "Find Resources." You'll find tools for:
- Managing Your Weight - Self-management tools on healthy weight, physical activity and healthy eating
- Depression -
Self-management tools for depression and stress
- Smoking and Addictions -
Self-management tools for smoking cessation and risky drinking

 
Health Tools & Tips
  • Popular Topics
  • News & Trends
  • Tools and Tips
  • Tests and Procedures
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Drug Guide
  • And more
- BMI Calculator
- Fitness Assessment
- Nutrition IQ
- Compare Hospital & Provider Quality
- Personal Health Record
- Symptom Checker - Help find out what your symptoms mean
- Take a Health Assessment

 
Health Links
- OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and Your Child
- Childhood Immunization Schedule
- Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- Adult Immunization Schedule
- Immunization Handouts
- Childhood Obesity
- Everyday Choices
- Evidence Updates Screening for Osteoporosis
- Family Health Info from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Family Health Info from FamilyDoctor.org
- Flu Shot Recommendations
- Health Literacy
- Make the Link! between diabetes and heart disease
- National Diabetes Education Program
- Public Health and Safety Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Source4Women

 
Printable Health Materials
- Childhood Immunization Record
- Controlling Your Salt Intake

 
Smoking Cessation
- Smoking Cost Calculator
- American Lung Association
- Smoking & Tobacco Use: Health Effects



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Find a Physician

Search our online directory to Find a Physician or Facility. For a paper provider directory or assistance finding a provider, please call the Customer Care number on the back of your health plan ID card.