Diabetes Campaign| BlueCare Tennessee

Learn About Diabetes

Do you have diabetes or are you caring for someone who does? Does diabetes run in your family and you want to know more? Your doctor and other health care providers will answer many of your questions. But we are also here to help you learn how you can play an active role in managing diabetes. Check here often for updates.

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Know the tests you need and contact a doctor.

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Find a Doctor

If you’re diabetic, you need to see a doctor regularly. Use a network provider to manage your health and your health care costs. Get in touch with us if you need help. icon

Living well with Diabetes

Staying Motivated
You may find it difficult to stay motivated to manage your diabetes.
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Are You Up-to-Date on These Tests?

The ABCs of Diabetes
Three tests are keys to managing diabetes.
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HbA1C Test
This blood test shows your average blood sugar levels for the past three months. 8 or under is your healthiest number.
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Kidney Tests
Urine and blood tests help find kidney disease (nephropathy) early.
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Dilated Retinal Eye Exam
Checks for damage to your eyes caused by diabetes. DRE is a medical test and does not require vision benefits. See an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) yearly.
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Cholesterol Test
Diabetics often have cholesterol problems that lead to heart attack and stroke.
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Blood Pressure Screening
High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Diabetics are already at risk of a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. High blood pressure adds to that risk. Talk to your doctor to learn more.
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Living every day with Diabetes

Eating Well with Diabetes
You can eat healthy without giving up flavor.
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Checking Your Blood Sugar
Living well with diabetes includes monitoring your blood glucose (sugar) levels.
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Physical Activity
Physical activity pays off for many with diabetes.
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Daily Foot Care
Learn why checking your feet is important and how to do it.
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