Whether newly diagnosed or you are supporting a family member, Diabetic education, treatment, and prevention are important. Anti-Diabetic medications account for the number one prescription cost on the MSU health plan. Individuals living with diabetes are at higher risk for other health complications as well. Management is important, discuss with your provider your risks factors. Schedule an appointment with Magers Health and wellness center, or find an MSU insurance plan in-network provider.
The American Diabetes Association website provides education, tools, and support for those living with diabetes, those supporting loved ones, and/or those who have potential risk as a pre-diabetic. Virtually, everyone will fall into one of these categories.
Employee Wellness has programming offering additional support here on campus.
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Cooking Talks
- Nutrition Lunch & Learns
- Nutrition Talks
- Weight Watchers (eligible for noncredit fee waiver)
Increasing physical activity:
- Exercise is Medicine
- Bearfit personal training (eligible for noncredit fee waiver)
- Tai Chi
- Magers Yoga
- Yoga Downtown
Members on the employee Medical insurance should be aware that the plan covers Diabetic educational training.
- Educational training. One Medically Necessary unit of educational training is allowed per illness per lifetime, however, subject to approval by the Utilization Review Coordinator a new unit will be allowed when one of the following occurs: a change in diagnosis, prescribed treatment, or prescribed supplies (i.e., non-insulin dependent to insulin dependent diabetes; self-injectable to insulin pump). A unit may be multiple visits with different specialists over multiple days.
- Contact Med-pay: 417-886-6886