The Diabetes Care Programme, together with your Premier Plus GP, will help you actively manage your diabetes. The programme gives you and your Premier Plus GP access to various tools to monitor and manage your condition and to ensure you get high quality coordinated healthcare and the best outcomes.
You and your GP can track progress on a personalised dashboard displaying your unique Diabetes Management Score. This will help to identify the steps you should take to manage your condition and stay healthy over time.
The programme also unlocks cover for valuable healthcare services from healthcare providers like dietitians and biokineticists.
Joining the Diabetes Care programme
Members on all of our plans, who are over the age of 18 years and have been diagnosed and registered on the Chronic Illness Benefit for diabetes, may join the Diabetes Care Programme
Members must be registered on the Chronic Illness Benefit for diabetes and consult with a Premier Plus GP
To have access to the Diabetes Care Programme, you must consult with a Premier Plus GP and be registered on the Chronic Illness Benefit for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Your Premier Plus GP can apply for registration on the Chronic Illness Benefit through HealthID, if you have given consent.
- Members on Priority, Saver and Core plans must use a Premier Plus GP for the management of their diabetes, to avoid a 20% co-payment.
- Members on KeyCare plans must choose a doctor who is on both the KeyCare or KeyCare Start and Premier Plus GP networks for management of their diabetes, to avoid a 20% co-payment.
- Members on Smart plans must choose a doctor who is on both the Smart and Premier Plus GP networks for management of their diabetes, to avoid a 20% co-payment. Visit www.discovery.co.za or click on Find a healthcare provider on the Discovery app to find a doctor on the network.