By Mark Leenay, M.D.
As a physician, I have seen firsthand the devastating complications type 2 diabetes can have on not only a patient, but also their families. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s blood glucose (sugar) levels are too high and can lead to serious complications such as kidney disease, blindness and amputations. Continue reading “Tomorrow, March 26, is Diabetes Alert Day”
By Dr. Mark Leenay
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated, can lead to Type 2 diabetes within five years.
Prediabetes means your blood sugar level is higher than normal. Although prediabetes is a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, the long-term damage — especially to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys — may already be starting. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Risk for Prediabetes?”
How RxEffect helps doctors increase WellCare member medication adherence
By Dr. Laura Hungiville
“I now feel fine, so I’m going to stop taking this medication the doctor prescribed for me.”
How often have we heard our friends or relatives say this – or maybe we’ve said it ourselves?
Unfortunately, many patients with serious existing medical conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension stop taking their medications every day because they either aren’t acknowledging their symptoms or don’t understand their prescriptions. Continue reading “How Does WellCare Help Patients Adhere to Their Medications?”
By Dr. Traci Ferguson
The holidays are upon us! It’s a time to gather with family and friends to indulge in some of our favorite holiday foods and beverages. But for the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, this time of year can be particularly challenging.
Continue reading “Managing Diabetes during the Holiday Season”