Diabetes Management Program
Diabetes is a serious, complicated disease. At HNE we understand that if you don't know how to manage it well, it can lead to a variety of complications. It may interfere with your full enjoyment of life or cause you to miss days from work or school. That's why we provide a Diabetes Management Program.
Our Diabetes Management Program is for you whether you have just been diagnosed or living with Diabetes for years. We work with you and your doctor to help you manage your Diabetes.
Through a series of 6 telephone coaching sessions over the course 3 months, the program staff works with you to determine your education needs and struggles, develop control over your Diabetes and a strong relationship with your physicians.
As part of the program, you will:
- Have a one on one relationship with a care manager.
- Receive education over the phone with supplemental materials mailed to you.
- Receive guidance on issues such as diet, exercise, testing, medications, etc.
If you would like to participate in this program, please call 1-800-842-4464 and ask a Member Services Associate to connect you with the Care Manager for you.
Have you received reminders from us?
We try to keep you on track and mail reminders for annual eye exams and regular office visits with your doctor. This is because the Massachusetts Diabetes Practice Guideline states that patients with Diabetes should visit their doctor between two and four times per year. Also included in the guideline are recommendations for annual retinal exams and HbA1c tests between two and four times per year.
To read the guideline, click here: Massachusetts Guidelines for Adult Diabetes Care
Regardless of whether you choose to work with your personal care manager or not, you can still benefit from the great information available to you here below! Please take the opportunity to educate yourself and gain control over your Diabetes!
What are the Basics of Diabetes?
DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
Diabetes: Exams and Tests
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes
Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
What are the Day to Day Concerns?
Getting Support When You Have Diabetes
The A1c Test
Diabetes: Ways to Take Medication
Your Diabetes Toolkit
Planning for Travel When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes: Caring for Your Body
Diabetes: Driving Issues
Diabetes: Sick-Day Plan
Understanding Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein
Healthy Meals for Diabetes
Diabetes: Meal Planning
Diabetes: Learning About Serving and Portion Sizes
Diabetes: Shopping for and Preparing Meals
Eating Out When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes and Alcohol Consumption
Type 1 Diabetes: Getting Active
Before You Start Your Diabetes Exercise Plan
Diabetes: Getting Started with Exercise
Tracking Your Fitness Progress
Diabetes: Activity Tips
Caring for Your Feet
Your Diabetes Foot Care Program
Diabetes: Inspecting Your Feet
Diabetes: Keeping Feet Healthy
Diabetes: Treating Minor Foot Infections
Diabetes: Treating Severe Foot Infections
What about the Complications of Diabetes?
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease: An Increased Risk
Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease
Long-Term Complications of Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy: Controlling Your Risk Factors
Diabetic Retinopathy: Evaluating Your Eyes
Treating Diabetic Retinopathy
What Do I Need to Know About Taking Care of My Child with Diabetes?
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes and Your Child
Understanding Type 2 Diabetes and Your Child
Diabetes and Your Child: Checking Blood Sugar
Diabetes and Your Child: High Blood Sugar
Diabetes and Your Child: The A1c Test
Diabetes and Your Child: Preventing Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Diabetes Care Issues in Children Newborn to Age 2
Diabetes Care Issues in Childgren Ages 3 to 5
Diabetes Care Issues in Children Ages 6 to 10
Diabetes Care Issues in Children Ages 11 to 17
Dealing with Diabetes: Ages 9 to 11
Dealing with Diabetes: Ages 12 to 17
HNE Whiz Kidz: Danny Dice!
CHILDREN WITH DIABETES: THE ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR KIDS, FAMILIES AND ADULTS
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION YOUTH ZONE!
Ready to Stop Smoking?
No one should smoke. It's that simple. But for people with diabetes, lighting up can contribute to serious health complications. Researchers have long know that diabetes patients who smoke have higher blood sugar levels, making their disease more difficult to control and putting them at greater danger of developing complications such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and heart problems. It's not easy to quit. There are resources available to help you quit smoking, though.
Massachusetts "Making Smoking History!" Website
- Hampden County
- Franklin County
- Berkshire County
National and other Helpful Resources
THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM
NATIONAL DIABETES INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
MYDIABETES.COM - THE COMMUNITY FOR PATIENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILIES AND HEALTHCARE PROF.