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 once a year.
  • Cholesterol testing at least once a year.
  • Routine visit with your primary care provider and blood pressure checks 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.

 

For more information about the Keeping UP with Diabetes Program please call UPHP at 906-227-5691.

Review the resources below for more information on managing your diabetes:


Page Last Updated: 06/10/2019