November Is Diabetes Awareness Month
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic disease in the world. It is also the most expensive chronic disease in the U.S. More than 37 million Americans have diabetes and one in five people don’t even know they have it. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes causes more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined — in November alone, approximately 116,500 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes and 23,500 will lose their lives to diabetes-related illness.
The QCARE Diabetes Management Program is our special way of caring for people living with high blood sugar. Members and their dependents with high blood sugar can take part at no added cost.
· Learn more about our QCARE programs
· Download the Diabetes Management Program overview (PDF)
NOTE: Programs vary by employer group and benefit plan. Members should check with their benefits administrator.