Keeping Up with Diabetes Program
With the right tools and support you can manage your diabetes and enjoy a happy, healthier life.
- All Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) members ages 18 and older living with diabetes are eligible for the Keeping UP with Diabetes Program.
- Members living with diabetes with UPHP-paid claims for diabetes care are automatically enrolled into the program.
- If you choose to opt out of the program, please call UPHP to take your name off the list.
- Free educational materials.
- Support from a UPHP clinical coordinator to answer questions about services and supplies.
The main goals of the program are to help you:
- Understand your diabetes
- Learn diabetes self-management skills
- Keep your diabetes under control
- Provide support
Important care to have done throughout the year:
- A1C testing two to 4 times a year.
- A dilated eye exam, and cholesterol and kidney testing once a year.
- Regular visits with your primary care provider.
- Blood pressure check and foot exam at each visit.
- Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support visits at your local hospital.
A helpful professional such as a registered dietitian (RD) or certified diabetes educator (CDE) that will listen to you and help you:
- Better understand your diabetes.
- Help you design a plan of action to make changes that meet your goals.
- Give you the tools you need to take care of your diabetes now and in the future.
Get a referral to see your local RD or CDE by calling your provider. Your educator can help you:
- At diagnosis of diabetes.
- Once a year.
- When you have changes in your health.
- When you have changes in your social needs.
Page Last Updated: 11/24/2021