Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Health Insurance Providers

12/01/2004

Successful prevention initiatives can reduce the need for some costly medical services and treatment. Therefore, health insurance providers can also assist prevention efforts as follows:

  • Educate patients and purchasers on the importance of prevention to reduce the risk for diabetes.
  • Review preventive health benefits offered to purchasers.
  • Partner with others working in diabetes prevention such as State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs in State Health Departments.
  • Develop creative prevention messages and programs that encourage patients to adopt healthy behaviors (i.e., eating healthy, regular exercise).
  • Participate in research into effective preventive services and practices.

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