Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One American in 11 has diabetes --- that's more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 360,000 adult Arkansans had diabetes in 2014.
To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, QualChoice is proudly participating in American Diabetes Month. Our Care Management team is reaching out to QualChoice members and others through Primary Care Providers in an ongoing effort to help prevent blindness caused by diabetes.
QualChoice Provider Representatives are visiting PCP clinics and offering educational materials to share with their patients. The materials encourage diabetics to take steps to care for their vision, including getting an annual eye exam.