BCBS has mailed me a few invitations to join LifeMaster’s diabetes disease management program. It seems like a call center of nurses who coach you over the phone in diabetes management on a regular basis.
I’m hesitant to participate for 2 reasons:
Type 1 diabetes is so complicated, and typical canned education/coaching is so focussed on Type 2, which can be really frustrating. Is this nurse really going to be able to discuss how my thyroid and insulin antibodies are making me brittle, and how to reduce my standard deviation in after-dinner BG’s?
BCBS is a business, and the less intimate information they have about me, the better. I’m a very compliant patient, but when doctors and nurses can’t explain a bad A1C, they usually just shrug and assume poor lifestyle choices. I don’t want my insurer doing the same.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I do need all the help I can get, but I just don’t want to make a mistake by participating in this program.