Did you know that you have instant access to useful resources in the Blue Connect℠ member portal? You can find a doctor, access wellness tools, and check your benefits booklet to see what diabetes test trips, supplies, and medications are covered by your health plan.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Practicing healthy habits may help you better manage your diabetes. Before making any changes, talk with your doctor about your daily routine and any changes you want to make. Here are some lifestyle tips to get you started:1
- Aim for 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
- Ask your doctor for help staying up to date on eye exams and podiatry visits.
- Work with your doctor to help you quit all tobacco products.
- Check your glucose levels regularly.
- Talk with your doctor about getting your flu shot and other vaccines.
- Ask all of your doctors to share results with your other health care providers.
Use our helpful tools
Share helpful resources
Are you or a loved one prediabetic? Diabetes Management NC is a Diabetes Prevention Program that shares proven strategies for preventing the onset of diabetes. This program is open to any North Carolina resident who meets certain clinical criteria. Use the map to help find a program in your county.
Do you live outside of North Carolina and want more information about diabetes programs in your area? The Assocation of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has a tool to help you find a program by searching your ZIP code.
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Preventive care is covered at 100% when 1) it is provided by an in-network doctor, 2) the claim is filed as a preventive visit and 3) services are identified as preventive care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most plans are covered at 100%, but not all (e.g., grandfathered plans). Check the full list of services and any limitations on our website at BlueCrossNC.com/Preventive or in your Benefit Booklet.
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