Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

Diabetes develops when your body can’t produce or properly use a hormone called insulin, which helps cells take in and use blood sugar as energy. As a result, blood sugar levels become too high. The main types of diabetes are Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Common diabetes symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss, although you can have diabetes and not know it. That’s why talking to your doctor if you are at risk for diabetes is important.

If you have diabetes, we’ll work with you, your primary care provider (PCP) and your other doctors to help you manage your diabetes.

To help our members with diabetes, Tufts Health Plan gives you:

  • Information about diabetes nutrition classes 
  • The latest information on diabetes with our Online Health Guide (link opens outside of Tufts Health Plan's website)
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