American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s blood sugar (glucose) levels rise higher than normal. There are two types of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to make insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not use the insulin it produces properly, commonly referred to as insulin resistance. Type 1 diabetes is commonly diagnosed in young people but can appear in adults. Type 2 diabetes is commonly found in middle-aged to older adults.

In America, 1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Complete the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test to know your level of risk. According to the American Diabetes Association®, 7.2 million out of 30.3 million adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed, which means they are going untreated. This is one of many reasons it is important to have a regular checkup with your healthcare provider or participate in a CatapultSM health screening. Flyer

To Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Maintain a healthy weight (nutrition is key)
  • Engage in physical activity (aim for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week)

OSU has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma to offer Livongo, a program designed to make living with diabetes easier. The program is available at no cost to employees. Once enrolled, participants receive:

  • Unlimited Test Strips at No Cost - Get as many test strips and lancets as you need shipped right to your door, with no hidden costs or copays.
  • More Than a Standard Meter - The Livongo connected meter provides real-time tips and uploads readings, making log books a thing of the past.
  • Coaching Anytime and Anywhere - Livongo Coaches are Certified Diabetes Educators who can assist you with nutrition and lifestyle changes.

The program is offered to employees and their family members who are:

  • Covered under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma medical plan and
  • Diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

To Learn More or Join:

If you have any questions about this program, please call Livongo Member Support at (800) 945-4355.