Diabetes can be a difficult disease to manage, and there are very serious consequences for those who do not effectively manage it. Support is available to our members who have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and it comes with a significant financial incentive.
The Telephonic Diabetes Education and Support program (TDES©) features local, individualized education and support from experienced, certified diabetes educators. It is run by our partners at Medical Care Development Public Health. Participants typically have one in-person visit and monthly follow up phone calls with a diabetes educator to help them stay on track.
While participating in the 12-month program, copays will be waived (paid by the plan) for covered prescribed diabetes medications and diabetes supplies, including testing supplies. For graduates of the program, a TDES2! plan is available for an additional 12 months.
All adult members with MMEHT medical coverage are eligible to participate, and the program is open to members with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Effective January 1, 2017 the program is also being offered to retirees on the Medicare Group Companion Plan.
Follow this link for more information or to enroll, or call our Member Service Representatives at 1-800-852-8300.