Diabetes Care Program
 

Program Overview

The Diabetes Care Program provides comprehensive diabetes care to employees and their families including the supplies, education, and expert help needed to stay healthy.

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Each member with diabetes receives at no cost:
  • Glucometer and test strips
  • Individualized care plan
  • Individualized nutrition plan
  • Computer tracking of blood glucose trends
  • Literature and other information to keep informed
  • Support and programs on an on-going basis   

Diabetes Education and Lifestyle Programs
  • Diabetes Workshop
  • Advanced Diabetes Workshop
  • Change for Good Workshop
  • Exercise Basics
  • At Home Education

 


Diabetes Program Coordinator

For more information on the above programs contact the Diabetes Advocate at
(941) 748-4501 x6410

Florey Miller, MS, RD, CDE          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

Meet your Diabetes Advocate


Florey Miller

Registered Dietician/Diabetes Educator

Florey is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart disease and weight loss. She has worked as clinical dietitian for Blake Medical Center and the Heart Center, and as diabetes educator at Doctors Hospital. Before going back to school to earn her Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida, Florey worked for more than ten years in the natural food industry. She is available to meet with members for diabetes management, prevention of diabetes, weight loss, blood pressure management, healthy eating during pregnancy, digestive disorders or any other nutrition concern.


 

Diabetes Education and Lifestyle Programs

The following programs are available to all members with diabetes covered under the Manatee YourChoice Health Plan.  These programs are also used as education choices in order to qualify for the Best/Ultimate Health Plan.

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Diabetes Workshop

A two session evening program held monthly at the Central Library.  Gives a complete overview of diabetes care.  Topics include managing blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, hypoglycemia, medications, nutrition and more.  This workshop is strongly recommended for those newly diagnosed or those needing a jumpstart to better control. 

Contact Florey Miller at (941) 748-4501 x6410 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register or for more information.

 Diabetes Workshop Schedule

Advanced Diabetes Workshop

Provides more than the basics.  Class is focused on what participants want to learn and know.  Includes problem solving with examples.  Offers alternate methods of meal planning.  Requires previous attendance at the Diabetes Workshop.

Contact Florey Miller at (941) 748-4501 x6410 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register or for more information.

 Advanced Diabetes Workshop Schedule - new schedule coming soon


Change For Good Workshop

A six session highly interactive workshop designed to educate and engage participants in their own process of lifestyle change. It asks participants to identify current problem behaviors that prevent them from reaching and maintaining their desired goals.  This workshop gives hands-on experience with tools, tips and strategies to change those behaviors for good.  These sessions are held in the evenings at the Manatee Service Center. 

Contact Florey Miller at (941) 748-4501 x6410 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

Contact Julie Wilson at (941) 741-2969 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to register.

Change for Good Workshop Schedule


Exercise Basics

Four individual sessions with our “YourChoice” Fitness Specialist to introduce participants to different types of exercise and help individuals make physical activity a part of their life.


At Home Education

Self-study on your computer and online in many topic areas of interest for people with diabetes.  The learning modules can be completed online, by downloading a PDF file or by using the Power Point program on your computer.  Module categories include Medical, Nutrition, Being Active, and Behavioral Health.  Contact Florey Miller at (941) 748-4501 x6410 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 Diabetes Learning Modules  if you have difficulty opening the pdf Click Here for Word Doc

Qualifying for the BEST/ULTIMATE Health Plan

Each year members with Diabetes (age 19 and older) must complete all items on the Diabetes Qualifying Form in order to qualify for the BEST Plan (or Ultimate Plan for nicotine free members).

 Diabetes Qualifying Form

 Qualifying Instructions for Diabetes Care

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Diabetes Incentive Program

Earn $300.00 for bringing or keeping your A1C at a safe level.

 Mission Control

 

 

 
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