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.
The TDES program can also be managed completely via telephone, for those who do not have access to a local provider, or other technology. Please contact the project coordinator directly at 207-622-7566 ext. 252 to apply over the telephone.
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 TDES© 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. Retirees on the Medicare Companion Plan are also eligible to enroll in the TDES© program.
Click here for more information or to enroll, or call our Member Service Representatives at 1-800-852-8300.
Please view a brief informational video about the TDES program and how to enroll.