Living with diabetes
Diabetes develops when your body can’t produce or properly use a hormone called insulin, which helps cells take in and use blood sugar as energy. As a result, blood sugar levels become too high. The main types of diabetes are Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Common diabetes symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss, although you can have diabetes and not know it. That’s why talking to your doctor if you are at risk for diabetes is important.
If you have diabetes, we’ll work with you, your primary care provider (PCP), and your other doctors to help you manage your diabetes.
To help our Network Health Extend members with diabetes, we give you:
- Information about diabetes nutrition classes
- The latest information on diabetes with our Network Health Online Health Guide
- A $25 health rewards card for getting all of the following:
- An eye exam
- Two blood sugar (HbA1C) tests
- A protein test
- A blood cholesterol test
How to get your $25 health rewards card:
- Print the Reward Form (PDF) or call us for one at 888-257-1985.
- Visit your primary care provider (PCP) and have him or her fill out and sign the Reward Form (PDF).
- Keep a copy of the form for your records.
- Mail the completed form to:
Attn: Customer Service
101 Station Landing, Fourth Floor
Medford, MA 02155
- You must be a Network Health Extend member when each visit takes place and when we process your order.
- You should get your health rewards card in 4 - 6 weeks.
- Network Health Extend members can get one $25 health rewards card from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
- This card is valid for three months from the date we send it to you.