MANAGING DIABETES

Right here with diabetes support

If you have diabetes or are caring for someone who does, we’re here. Your provider can answer many of your questions. But we can also help you learn how to stay healthy with diabetes.

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Your helpful guide to diabetes testing

The "ABCs of Diabetes" tests can help you better manage diabetes. And can even lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Screening / Test

What is it?

HbA1c Test

This blood test shows your average blood sugar levels for the past three months.
8 or under is your healthiest number.

Blood Pressure Screening

High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. High blood pressure adds to that risk. Talk to your provider to learn more.

Cholesterol Test

People with diabetes may have cholesterol problems that can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Kidney Tests

Urine and blood tests help find kidney disease (nephropathy) early.

Dilated Retinal Eye Exam (DRE)

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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Need care?

If you have diabetes, you need to see a provider regularly. And if you need help, we’re right here.

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Living every day with diabetes

Even though diabetes is a serious condition, there are things you can do every day to stay healthy. Here are tips and strategies that can help.

Eating healthy

You don’t have to give up flavor to eat healthy. You can eat a lot of great-tasting meals that are good for you too.

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Checking your blood sugar

Monitoring your blood glucose (sugar) level each day helps keep diabetes under control. It’s even more important if you take insulin.

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Staying active

Physical activity is a great way to improve your health. And it can also help you manage your blood glucose level.

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Checking your feet

Daily foot care can help prevent problems. Diabetes can cause nerve damage and lead to blisters and sores on your feet.

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