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Diabetes Care Program

A program for members with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Program


Our Diabetes Care Team will work closely with your doctor and
                         pharmacy to help you get the support you need.


We know you are taking action to care for type 2 diabetes. To help, our Diabetes Care Program gives you the following benefits:

  • A Diabetes Care Team to support your health needs
  • Health Education 

Members with type 2 diabetes are eligible for the Diabetes Care Program. Services are free and members can decline to participate at any time. 

For more information about our Diabetes Care Program:
Call: 1-866-292-0010 (TTY 711) 
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST 
E-mail: populationhealth@prospectmedical.com 

On this page:

Learn more about living with type 2 diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes is a condition in which the level of blood sugar gets too high. After eating, the body releases insulin when glucose in the blood (or blood sugar) goes up. Insulin acts like a key to let blood sugar into your body’s cells to use as energy.  
  • In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin the way it should, and blood sugar builds up. Overtime, high blood sugars can cause health problems. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes, but you can live your best life with the right treatment. 
Diabetes Causes
  • The cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown, but some things increase the chances of getting it, including:
    • Having a blood relative with diabetes – a parent or sibling
    • Having had gestational (during pregnancy) diabetes
    • Age – being 45 years or older
    • Being overweight
    • Being inactive
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes
  • It is possible to have type 2 diabetes with no symptoms. Symptoms can also appear suddenly or over time, and include:
    • Being very thirsty
    • Feeling very hungry
    • Having blurry vision
    • Losing weight without trying 
    • Urinating (peeing) a lot, often at night
  • Take action! Call your doctor if you feel any of these symptoms. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Living with type 2 diabetes
  • Take charge of your health with your doctor and create an action plan to:
    • Take your medicines as prescribed
    • Check your blood sugar at home as advised
    • Watch for symptoms of type 2 diabetes 
    • Raise your blood sugar when it gets too low
    • Track your eating habits – make healthy changes
    • Check your feet daily for redness and sores 
    • Be active and move daily
  • Then, create an action plan to:      
    • See your doctor at least once a year 
    • Get your feet and eyes checked at least once a year
    • Always have testing supplies to check your blood sugar 
    • Get an A1C (or blood sugar lab test) as advised 
    • Check your cholesterol once a year
    • Track your blood pressure daily
    • Set healthy and small goals to lose weight
    • Take good care of yourself when you get sick
    • Avoid using tobacco and stay away from others who smoke 
Coping and Support
  • Living with diabetes may cause fear, stress, and depression, but you are not alone. Choose an action plan to: 
    • Talk about your concerns for managing diabetes with your doctor and diabetes care team
    • Seek help from family and friends for emotional support
    • Join a support group and learn coping skills from others
    • Ask for a referral to a counselor for depression if needed 

Managing type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes changes your life, but step-by-step you can put yourself in charge. You are more than your diabetes. Do the following at least once per year: See your doctor, see your eye doctor, see your foot doctor, and get blood lab tests.  

Learn more about managing type 2 diabetes with the following resources

Prospect’s diabetes action plan

Steps to manage your diabetes for life

Blood pressure and lifestyle changes

What is cholesterol?

Health education materials are posted with permission from authorized agencies and organizations. References for content on diabetes type 2: American Diabetes Association-2023 Standards of Care, NIH-Diabetes, CDC-Diabetes, Mayo Clinic-Diabetes, and International Diabetes Federation.