If not managed well, diabetes can affect any part on your body. WHA is dedicated to educating members about the importance of preventive care and health screenings, discussing the risks associated with diabetes with your doctor and educating members about how to prevent complications from the disease. To learn more about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

Take Charge of Your Health

Preventing complications means "knowing your numbers." It also means understanding how your blood sugar levels and blood pressure affect your overall health.  You can start by asking yourself a few questions.

Is my A1c blood sugar (glucose) at a safe level?
Is my blood pressure where my doctor thinks it should be?
Is it worth the risk to my health to keep smoking?
When was that last time I checked my feet?
How can I make sure my kidneys are in good health?

 

WHA's diabetes program 

WHA members have access to a diabetes program provided through Optum™ and is designed to help manage your condition. If you are at low risk for complications, you will be enrolled in the program and receive educational materials.  If you are at high risk, you will receive educational materials and regularly scheduled calls with a diabetes nurse care manager.  The care manager will help you navigate through the various services provided by the program and act as coach and educator - all at no cost to you.

You can apply to participate in the program by completing the disease management referral form or contacting Optum at 877.793.3655. You can also "opt out" of the program at any time by calling Optum directly.

Last review date: February 27, 2017

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