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TAKE CHARGE- Diabetes Management Program

Offered at Main Campus MedCenter: 239-252-4257

North MedCenter: 239-249-7800


Who is eligible to participate?

  • Employees enrolled in the BCC - health plan
  • Spouses of employees enrolled in the BCC health plan


What is the cost to the participant?

  1. All services are FREE


What are the services offered?

  •  Validate all those employees/spouses with a suspected new diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes with a repeat A1C test and fasting blood glucose
  • The MedCenter will record on the Invest in Your Health Qualifying form the repeat A1C & FBS value and record diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes
How will the MedCenter assist me to manage my Diabetes?
  • The MedCenter will evaluate as a new or established patient. Follow up during the year will be as follows
    • Hemoglobin A1c test every 3 months: It checks your average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months
    • Blood pressure taken every 3 months: get your blood pressure checked at every medical appointment
    • Foot exam every 3 months: at every medical appointment, your feet's nerves and blood circulation will be checked
    • Dental exam every 6 months: your dentist will also check for gum disease and possible mouth infections
    • Blood lipids (fats) test annually: a blood test of cholesterol and trigycerides
    • Kidney function tests annually: get a urine test that checks for protein in urine (microalbumin) at least once a year. Get a blood test for creatinine, a waste product at least once a year. These tests screen for kidney problems
    • Dilated eye exam annually: See an eye care professional once a year for a complete eye exam
    • Flu shot and Pneumonia Shot: get an annual flu shot and ask your medical provider about a pneumonia shot
    • Free Glucometer: Bayer Contour Next- plus control soltion, strips, and lancets
Education Programs
  • Group Seminars
  • 1:1 Counseling with our Wellness Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Spanish Educator for select programs
  • Video Learning Library- ALL CCG Libraries (english)
  • E- learning Diabetes Videos (English)
  • Glucometer downloads for Bayer Contour Next meters
  • Insulin Instruction & Demonstration (English & Spanish)
  • Grocery shopping tours
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Contact Karen Eastman RD, LDN- Wellness Manager at 252-6092 or email
Emotional Wellness
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Lisa Fasanella
  • Overcome barriers to behavior change
  • Stress, frustration, anxiety, depression related to health outcomes
  • Unlimited counseling sessions available
  • Free counseling for employees enrolled in the BCC health plan
  • Contact Lisa Fasanella, 239-252-5589,
  • Office located in building D Risk management on Main campus