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Diabetes Education Program

For eligible members living with diabetes, join the Diabetes Education Program.

If you join, free information will arrive in your mailbox quarterly! No classes to attend, just solid information including:

  • Guide to life with diabetes
  • Targeting hemoglobin A1C tool
  • Food and blood sugar newsletters
  • Healthy living and staying active ideas
  • Stress management tips
  • Delicious recipes
  • Travel and foot care guidelines
  • Understanding diabetes medicine brochure
  • Diabetes sick day plan
  • Eating out and special occasion plan
  • Foot note sticky pad
  • Lunch box
  • Diabetes care team and testing info
  • Smoking cessation resources

Diabetes health resource list [pdf] — Comprehensive list of websites and telephone numbers to locate information and support regarding diabetes care and education.

Waived Deductible on Testing Supplies: We recognize the benefits of routine blood sugar testing for people with diabetes. To encourage our members with diabetes to continue this important activity, we will waive the deductible for blood glucose testing supplies (lancets and testing strips) for members who are currently, or were previously, enrolled in the adult Diabetes Education Program or the On The Level Youth Diabetes Program (for children and adolescents ages 17 and younger). To see if you qualify, call 800-686-2609.

Here's how to join and get started on a plan for a healthier you!

Download the member enrollment form [pdf] and return it in one of four ways:

  1. Fax to 501-378-6693
  2. Scan and email to HealthEducationTeam
  3. Mail to:
    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Health Education Programs
    320 West Capitol Ave
    Little Rock, AR 72206
  4. You also can call your nearest ArkansasBlue welcome center and ask for a Registered Nurse case manager to discuss the program and receive assistance in enrolling in the Diabetes Education Program.
We hope you will join the Diabetes Education Program. Together, we can help you take better care of your health.

Health information and education from community and national resources follow the guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association.

Questions? Call the toll-free HEP Helpline at 800-686-2609.

Please note: The Diabetes Education Program is for health education purposes only. We do not offer medical advice or medical services. Always consult your treating physician(s) for any medical advice or services you may need. You, as a member, are responsible for selecting providers, services or products. Please check your member benefits for coverage of services. All information furnished by you is kept strictly confidential and only used to provide us with information necessary for participation in the Diabetes Education Program.