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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 1Click for Definition, type 2Click for Definition, and gestational diabetesClick for Definition.

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 primary care provider (PCP) if you are at risk for diabetes is important.

If you have diabetes, we’ll work with you, your PCP, and your other doctors to help you manage your diabetes.

To help our members with diabetes, Tufts Health Plan gives you:

  • Information about diabetes nutrition classes
  • The latest information on diabetes with our Online Health Guide or Health Library
  • 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
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