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Diabetes monitoring for people with diabetes and schizophrenia

In part due to certain medications used to treat schizophrenia, metabolic syndrome is nearly twice as prevalent in people with schizophrenia than in those without, and these patients are less likely to be treated for diabetes. However, helping these patients control their blood sugar can improve their emotional well-being and reduce their use of health care services.

Patient population: Patients 18–64 years of age with schizophrenia and diabetes.

Quality Goal: Ensure patients have both a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) test and a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test every year.

What can you do for your patients with diabetes and schizophrenia?

  • Call us; we can help you coordinate care for members in your care: 800-818-8581.
  • Review medical records and schedule appointments.
  • Help patients take steps to control their blood sugar and to lose weight.
  • Encourage patients to make and keep preventive health appointments.

Provider Resources

Patient Resources

24/7 Crisis Line

Let your patients know that they can get confidential help for mental health emergencies by calling
855-CRISIS-1 or 855-274-7471

Behavioral Health Consultation and Referral Line

Speak with an expert M-F 9-5 (ET)
800-367-3403