Diabetes Care

We Asked, You Answered!
Based on the results of our interactive quiz below, we compiled the information in the Diabetic Eye Exams flyer.  Click on the link immediately below for helpful information.

Diabetic Eye Exams: Why, How and Insurance Coverage

Interactive Quiz

Take this interactive quiz to test your knowledge and also provide us with information on how we can better support you in maintaining or improving your health. The quiz is anonymous and will take just a couple of minutes to complete. Choose the link according to your health plan insurance provider:
Excellus BCBS Health Plan Members 
Members of All Other Insurance Providers

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Resources for People with Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

Important Tests and Exams to Help Manage Diabetes
Generally, your health care provider needs to know how well your diabetes is controlled and whether complications of diabetes are starting or getting worse. From eye, foot, urine and blood tests – there is a variety of routine checks that can help ensure you are on the right track.
Download/View Summary of Tests to Monitor Your Diabetes

Diabetic Eye Exam
Diabetics should get a special eye exam in addition to a regular eye exam that views the retina for damage. Complications from diabetes can damage to your vision if left untreated and begins prior to any apparent symptoms. Learn about the importance of regular diabetic eye exams.
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Wellframe (Excellus Members only)
At no cost, enjoy the convenience of working with an Excellus nurse manager via telephone and/or secure messaging in the Excellus Wellframe app. Receive support and advice from registered nurses, health coaches, dietitians, behavioral health specialists, social workers, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.
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Components of Healthy Eating
You may find that healthy eating is easier than you thought and well worth the effort. This booklet gives you up-to-date information to help you maintain a healthy diet. What you choose to eat, and how much you eat, can have a serious impact on your quality of life.
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Recipe Booklet for People with Diabetes
Good nutrition is a very important part of diabetes management. In spite of what you might have heard, having diabetes does not mean you have to give up all the foods you enjoy. However, learning to eat healthy, satisfying meals is an important part of your treatment.
Meal Planning
Understanding How Food Affects Blood Sugar
How to Read a Nutrition Label
Lemon Herb Turkey
Summer Fresh Pasta Salad
Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms
Parm Mashed Cauliflower
Baked Balsamic Asparagus
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Really Good Chocolate Cake
Tomato Scramble
Border Burgers
Rainbow Bars

Comprehensive Diabetes Booklet
Diabetes, unlike most health concerns, often remains a chronic condition and requires daily management by the patient. We would love to share some educational resources with you in order to help you manage your diabetes. Because so much of your day-to-day treatment is in your hands, including your healthy living habits, it is important to learn as much about diabetes as you can.
Diabetes Booklet: Coverage Page and Table of Contents
Diabetes Booklet: Understanding, 9 Questions and Numbers
Diabetes Booklet: Meal Planning, Labels and Exercise
Diabetes Booklet: Medications and Managing Blood Sugar
Diabetes Booklet: Monitoring Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Diabetes Booklet: General Healthcare, Managing Depression and Healthcare Team

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