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A one-two punch in prevention and treatment of diabetes

You’ve got people in your corner when it comes to fighting off diabetes.

If you’ve ever been told you are heading toward a diabetes diagnosis, or have been diagnosed with diabetes, you should know that we have outstanding programs and coverage to help. Your Security Health Plan insurance coverage comes with benefits that help you prevent and treat diabetes, and Marshfield Clinic Health System has programs that can help you get your health on a better track. We’re working together in your corner.

Here are the diabetes treatment and prevention benefits and resources that come with your Security Health Plan coverage:

  • a $25 monthly cap on select insulin for all members who pay out-of-pocket
    costs for insulin*
  • 100% coverage for select diabetic supplies*
  • 100% coverage for two A1c tests per year for those diagnosed with diabetes*
  • Health coaching via phone to help members reach wellness goals, like weight management, reducing stress and quitting smoking
  • WebMD online health assessments to help you see where changes could make a difference
  • Guidebooks and other resources to help you stick with healthy lifestyle changes
  • Personalized support and information with WebMD’s Daily Habits program
  • Living Well workshops to help you manage the condition

“At Security Health Plan, we believe that making lifestyle changes, like eating healthy, exercising and losing weight, can prevent the onset of diabetes and prediabetes,” said Security Health Plan Director of Population Health Heather Kurtz. “Preventive care is part of our philosophy and we’re here to help our members make positive, long-lasting changes.”

Marshfield Clinic Health System offers two programs that, if you participate in them, can help you better manage diabetes and actually prevent it if you are prediabetic.

Patients who have completed the Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program experience an average decrease in their HgbA1c of 1% or greater. And national diabetes prevention program data shows that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program like the Diabetes Prevention Program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a year-long lifestyle change program for people at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes – 1-hour virtual group meetings with a lifestyle coach to discuss individual goals, share experiences and offer support for one another.
    • weekly for four months
    • every two weeks for two months
    • monthly for the remaining six months

       

  • The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program is an individual assessment by a diabetes educator who will share personal health habits and ways to prevent, recognize and treat long-term complications. Skills members will learn to self-manage in diabetes include:
    • Blood sugar testing and control methods
    • Use of medications medicines
    • Meal planning and grocery shopping
    • Physical activity and exercise

The DSMES program also identifies community resources, including support groups, exercise facilities, financial assistance and other supportive services.

“The Marshfield Clinic’s Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program are free and are aimed at helping people manage their diabetes and stay healthy,” said Manager of Wellness and Health Promotion Dave Scheuer.

Ready to get started? You already have access to the insulin coverage, the diabetic supplies coverage, and the extra A1c test with your plan from Security. Call Security Health Plan Customer Service at 1-800-472-2363 or 715-221-9555, TTY 711 and ask to speak to a health coach to get more information about personalized coaching. Log in to your My Security Health Plan account to find access to the WebMD online resources and Daily Habits program.

For information on eligibility to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) or to enroll in this program, email wes.prediabetes@marshfieldclinic.org.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program is available to individuals who have a diabetes diagnosis. Ask your health care provider or care manager for a referral to the DSMES program. It is conveniently offered in-person at many Marshfield Clinic centers and through telehealth.

* Self-funded employers choose whether or not to offer; not available to level-funded employers.