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Patriot Life - Get You Diabetes Under Control

Winter 2016
Issue No. 6

Get You Diabetes Under Control

Date: January 1, 2016

Only 24 percent of people with diabetes know their A1c levels. Do you?


Diabetes level meter

An HbA1c test is a simple blood test that shows your average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months. Home blood glucose tests only measure levels at the moment the test is taken.

An A1c test can show you a better overall picture of how you are controlling your diabetes. It can tell you if your plan is working or if you need to make changes.

USFHP members with diabetes should have an A1c test every year. Call your doctor and schedule your test today.
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Need help with your diabetes?
There’s a program for that! Join a case management program, and USFHP will help you manage your condition.  For more information, please call 1-800- 557-6916 or
email populationhealth@jhhc.com.