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Estimate Your 10-Year Risk for Diabetes
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program and using this tool with a Nurse
Health Coach, call toll-free
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Protect Yourself from the Flu &
Pneumonia this Fall
When you have diabetes, there’s a greater chance
that getting the flu could cause other health
problems. Getting a flu shot every year is the best
way to keep the virus away. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention recommends that everyone
ages 6 months and older get a flu shot.
Also, anyone older than age 65 should get a one-
time pneumonia vaccine. People with diabetes and
certain chronic conditions should also get the
pneumonia vaccine.
Managing diabetes can be overwhelming. But with
the right resources, you don’t have to do it alone.
HAP’s CareTrack
program offers a brand-new tool
from Novo Nordisk that can help you. It estimates
your chances for developing complications from
poorly controlled diabetes.
Diabetes can affect all parts of your body. Some
complications of the disease are serious. But if you
control risk factors for complications early, you can
make changes to improve your quality of life.
The Novo Nordisk tool estimates your personal health
risk for the five most common diabetes complications:
heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and
amputation. It predicts your five-year and 10-year risk.
To take advantage of the tool, you must be
participating with a HAP’s CareTrack
Nurse Health
Coach. Your Nurse Health Coach can use this tool to
determine your personal risks.
The assessment is made up of four easy steps:
Step 1: Estimate your risks.
Answer questions to find
out how likely you are to develop diabetes
complications over the next 10 years.
Step 2: Set risk factor goals.
See what happens to
your future health if you improve your risk factors.
This can be done through lifestyle changes,
medications or a combination of both.
Step 3: View suggestions.
See what you can do to
help reach your blood sugar target.
Step 4: Talk with your doctor.
Your Nurse Health
Coach can send you a summary of the report to
discuss your results with your doctor.