Diabetes Member Education and Support Program

RACHELLE TWICHELL, R.N.

MESSA members and their dependents with diabetes can get personal help through MESSA’s Diabetes Member Education and Support Program.

MESSA’s program is based on the latest guidelines from the American Diabetes Association, and is appropriate for individuals with any type of diabetes,including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational.

Members who sign up for the free program will be contacted by Rachelle Twichell, R.N., MESSA’s diabetes nurse educator. Rachelle can provide important information, encouragement and guidance to help you reach your diabetes health goals, including:

  • A handbook for partnering with your physician that explains American Diabetes Association guidelines, provides a place to record test results and lists services and supplies covered by MESSA
  • Helpful information to help you better communicate with your health care providers
  • An assortment of materials to help you learn more about diabetes self-management

Millions of children and adults in the United States have diabetes — and many more have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can take a toll on your health, according to the American Diabetes Association, leading to heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, vision loss, nerve damage and more.

Rachelle is here to help you manage your diabetes and reduce the risk of more serious complications.

To learn more about MESSA’s Diabetes Member Education and Support Program, call 800.336.0022 and select prompt 3.

Also available as a downloadable PDF.
Information about A1C Testing
Internet Resources for Managing Diabetes
Diabetes Mail Order Supply Companies


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