GatorCare has resources for preventing the onset of diabetes and managing your condition if you are already diagnosed.

New Program for 2019


All GatorCare members diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are eligible to receive a True Metrix® glucometer and testing supplies every 90 days AT NO COST! beginning January 1, 2019.


  • Get started by visiting Emmi, enter the code UFDIABETES, and complete the four online education modules.
  • After registration, you will receive an e-mail from Emmi with your confirmation. Use the link and code provided to access your account and to see your overall progress.
  • After viewing a video module, you will be prompted to complete a voluntary consent form allowing GatorCare access to A1c and BMI values from your electronic medical record. This information will help us to evaluate the success of this pilot program. You will only need to click on this link once.
  • Have your physician send a prescription to UF Health Pharmacy – Medical Plaza 352-265-8270.
  • Receive your meter and supplies in the mail or pick up at the pharmacy.


Have any questions? Visit our FAQ page for more information.


2019 Diabetes Self-Management Education (Gainesville)

Starting January 1, 2019, the Tier 1 Deductible will be waived for Gainesville GatorCare members receiving Diabetes Self-Management Education through the UF Health Shands Diabetes Education and Nutrition Department.

Coinsurance still applies. Healthy Rewards HRA/HSA compatible plans are not eligible for this benefit.

Download the flyer to view the benefits.

Managing your Condition

Enroll in GatorCare’s inControl diabetes program

Get ‘in control’ of your diabetes! Participate in this  program to learn how to slow the progression of diabetes through proper nutrition, exercise, stress management, and medication. Develop healthy behaviors in a supportive environment to prevent potential complications and engage with your providers to ensure proper management.

Jacksonville: Contact your Jacksonville GatorCare Wellness Coordinator for more information and to determine your eligibility.

Receive formal diabetes education

Learn how to manage your condition with glucose monitoring, nutrition, medication management, skin/foot/dental care, and lifestyle modifications. Even if you have received diabetes education in the past, you are eligible for a refresher course each year. For more information contact:

Talk to a Health Coach

Receive free telephonic health coaching using the Health Dialog program through Florida Blue at 1-877-789-2583. The health coaches can refer eligible members into disease management programs when applicable.

To enroll in a FREE Florida Blue Diabetes condition management program, call 1-800-955-5692.

Find out if you are at risk for developing Type I diabetes

The TrialNet Type 1 Diabetes Research Group at the University of Florida is screening relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes, as part of research, to find out if these family members are at risk for developing diabetes. A simple blood test could detect an increased risk for type 1 diabetes up to 10 years before symptoms appear. You may be eligible to join research studies that are testing ways to prevent or delay Type I Diabetes.

Who can participate?

  • First-degree relatives (children, siblings, parents) of people with type I diabetes between the ages of 1-45.
  • Second-degree relatives (aunts/uncles, cousins, nieces/nephews, grandchildren, half-siblings) of people with type I diabetes between the ages of 1-20.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Hosford at 352-294-5759 or toll free at 877-343-2377. You can also e-mail jennifer.hosford@peds.ufl.edu.

Get More Information Online

Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information on living with diabetes, treatment options, medications, recipes and more! The ADA can also answer any of your diabetes questions over the phone at 1-800-DIABETES or online with their online chat feature.