Do you have diabetes and Medicare?
When you have diabetes, it’s especially important to stay healthy, although sometimes it isn’t easy.
A certified diabetes educator can help find solutions to staying healthy that fit your lifestyle. Now, managing your diabetes is easier than ever. Virtual Diabetes Education is delivered to you through live video chat over a computer in a secure, private setting onsite at UMC — Center for Family Medicine, by appointment only.
Your primary care provider can help you decide if Virtual Diabetes Education is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my family have to be present for the consultation?
No, it is not required – although we encourage someone from your family to be present in person or by phone, if possible.
Will my insurance plan pay for my virtual diabetes visit?
If you have Medicare, your visit is covered. At this time, no other insurance plans are covering this type of visit.
How long will the visit last?
Visits typically last one hour.
What happens during a Virtual Diabetes Education session?
A staff member at your healthcare provider’s office will help you begin your session by introducing you to your certified diabetes educator via video chat and will be available if you have questions or need assistance during the session.
Will my medical records be updated?
Your records will be updated just as they would for any in-person visit with a Medical Group of the Carolinas provider.