If you have diabetes, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the changes required to get your condition well controlled. The Chronic Illness Benefit helps with the basics, but Diabetes Care gives you and your Premier Plus GP access to more personalised tools and benefits to give you the best support and health outcomes.
Registering your diabetes on the Chronic Illness Benefit is only the first step to unlocking benefits to help you manage your condition. Your next step should be to join the Diabetes Care Programme.
When you join our Diabetes Care Programme, you and your Premier Plus GP gain access to more personalised support benefits and tools to make sure you receive the best healthcare that takes into account all aspects of your health to help you manage diabetes.Follow these easy steps to join the Diabetes Care Programme
What do I get from Diabetes Care?
Once your Premier Plus GP registers you on Diabetes Care, you get additional cover and tools. We do not pay for these extras from your day-to-day benefits.
- One additional consultation with a dietitian a year
- One consultation with a biokineticist a year
- For qualifying members, access to a diabetes educator
- A personalised Diabetes Management Scorecard
This personalised scorecard lets you monitor and keep track of your blood sugar numbers and other diabetes measures, which are important for controlling your condition. This can also be viewed by your Premier Plus GP. Measures that you are or GP are not happy with can be targeted for management and tracked for progress in the next consult. Earn weekly points for managing your diabetes. If you’re a member of our rewards programme, you can also earn additional points based on your Diabetes Management Scorecard.
- Active Rewards
All Discovery Health Medical Scheme members registered on the Chronic Illness Benefit with diabetes, can benefit from Active Rewards, irrespective of their Vitality status.
How can I join Diabetes Care?
Your Premier Plus GP can register you on the Diabetes Care Programme.
Here’s what you have to do so they can register you:
- Register on the Chronic Illness Benefit for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You and your doctor have to complete a Chronic Illness Benefit application form. You can find it here.
- If you don’t have a Premier Plus GP yet, you can find one on the Discovery website here.
- Book a long consultation with a Premier Plus GP and ask them to register you for the Diabetes Care Programme.
- Give your Premier Plus GP permission to view your medical records.
I’ve joined Diabetes Care. What now?
The Discovery app is your key to unlock your personal Diabetes Management Scorecard. If you haven’t yet, download the app and activate Track Your Health.
Visit your Premier Plus GP regularly for check-ups. Studies have shown that people living with diabetes have better overall health outcomes if one GP helps them manage their condition and refers them to other healthcare providers when it’s needed.
If you are a member of our rewards programme, remember to activate all your benefits.FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO GET THE MOST FROM THE DIABETES CARE PROGRAMME
This National Diabetes Month, we spoke to endocrinologist and specialist diabetologist Dr Joanna Skelton about the myths around diabetes, how patients can gain control of the condition, and the importance of making good lifestyle choices.
Technology has created many benefits for our lifestyle. Life is easier; you have choices that are best suited for you; and you save costs and valuable time. These benefits of technology are now also changing how we manage our healthcare journey at our fingertips.
Welcome to your new, personal health goals and rewards, will soon be available on the Discovery app. Your health insights are about to get more personal - and rewarding!
Discovery Health Medical Scheme, registration number 1125, administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd, registration number 1997/013480/07, an authorised financial services provider and administrator of medical schemes.