Managing and Preventing Diabetes

We can help you live your best life with diabetes

You may have diabetes or high blood sugar, or you may be at risk for developing diabetes. Whatever your current health situation may be, it’s important to take good care of yourself now to help prevent serious health conditions later.

That’s why we offer many free health and wellness programs to help you with everything from managing diet and physical activity to taking control of stress and anxiety. We can work with you to find the programs that are right for you.

Your guide to healthy living has all the information you need to be at your best health. View our digital wellness booklet.

Jump-start your health with our Prescription for Wellness Diabetes Prevention Program

Adopt healthier habits and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes with the Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is free to UPMC for Life members!

This program:

  • Meets national quality standards and requirements set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Teaches you how to eat healthy, stay active, reduce stress, and build skills that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Offers you personalized support from a health coach so you can develop an action plan and meet your specific health goals. You and the other members of the group will be able to share ideas, motivate, and support each other.

You’ll need to meet certain criteria to sign up for this program. To learn more, call toll-free 1-855-395-8762 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or complete this online form and a health coach will reach out to you.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-844-575-8241 (TTY: 711) for more information.

This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-800-606-8648 (TTY: 711).

UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO, HMO SNP, and PPO plans. The HMO SNP plans have a contract with the PA State Medical Assistance program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., UPMC Health Benefits Inc., and UPMC Health Coverage Inc.

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UPMC for Life Complete Care (HMO D-SNP) members
Call us toll-free: 1-800-606-8648
TTY: 711

Oct. 1 – March 31:
Seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 1 – Sept. 30:
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC for Life Complete Care prospective members
Call us toll-free: 1-844-575-8241
TTY: 711

Jan. 1 – Sept. 30:
Seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 1 – Dec. 31:
Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Last Updated: 10/1/2023