Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Health Insurance Providers


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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