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Diabetes Resources

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it since childhood, GatorCare has the resources to help you live your life to the fullest. Resources include a monthly online education and support group, Diabetes Self-Management Education with the UF Health Shands Diabetes Education and Nutrition Department, and more. All of these resources can be found below.

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GatorCare Members

Free Diabetes Test Strip Program

GatorCare members,* including covered spouses and dependents, diagnosed with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes may be eligible to receive Contour® or Contour® Next test strips AT NO COST for the 2022 benefit year. Complete the application to become approved for free test strips!

*Excludes HSA Members

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GatorCare Members

Free Contour® Next Glucose Meter

All GatorCare members with a diagnosis of type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes may be eligible to redeem a free glucose meter if using or switching to Contour® Next test strips.

Learn how you can get a free Contour® Next Meter delivered to your home!

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General Diabetes Resource

Diabetes Resource Hub

We know that sometimes finding reliable and trustworthy health information online can be difficult. To ensure you are getting accurate information about diabetes from credible sources, GatorCare has compiled a hub of dependable information and resources you can count on to help you manage your condition.

Check out the Living with Type 2 Diabetes ADA Program, multiple recorded presentations, ADA recipes, and more!

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General Diabetes Resource

UF Health Diabetes Education

Request a referral from your doctor for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with the UF Health Diabetes Education and Nutrition program. You’ll receive individualized nutrition and diabetes education, followed by small group classes for continued support.

The tier 1 deductible is waived for GatorCare members receiving Diabetes Education. Review your plan’s Schedule of Benefits for more information.

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Free Diabetes Test Strips Program

Eligible Strip Brands: Contour or Contour Next

GatorCare members,* including covered spouses and dependents, diagnosed with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes may be eligible to receive Contour® or Contour® Next test strips AT NO COST for the 2022 benefit year. Complete the application below to become approved for free test strips!

*Excludes HSA plan members

Please note: Lancets and meters are NOT included under this program. For a free Contour® Next meter, click here.

What do I need to do to become approved for the GatorCare Free Diabetes Test Strip Program?

  • Be actively enrolled in a GatorCare health plan
  • Have a diagnosis of type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes
  • Complete the enrollment form for program approval
  • Approval may take up to 7 business days
  • Have an active email address to receive a ‘Welcome’ email from GatorCare notifying you you’re ready to fill your Contour® brand test strip prescription at no cost. 

What to expect?

Beginning in February 2022, GatorCare will be sending a bimonthly email and quiz to participants with diabetes-related content throughout the duration of the benefit year. For every bimonthly quiz you complete, your name will be entered into a random drawing to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards

Questions?

Please view our program Frequently Asked Questions to answer your enrollment, prescription, and pharmacy questions. Contact us at GatorCareClinical@shands.ufl.edu if you need further assistance.

Free Contour® Next Glucose Meter

All GatorCare Members diagnosed with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes may be eligible to participate in a free meter program if using Contour® Next test strips. Order your free Contour® Next glucose meter by calling 1-800-401-8440 and mentioning ID code CTR-OPX. Explore your glucose meter options utilizing the links below. For any questions about this program, email GatorCareClinical@shands.ufl.edu.

Redeem 1 per calendar year.

Contour® Next ONE Blood Glucose Meter

Stay on top of your health data with the Contour® Diabetes app. This glucose meter seamlessly transfers your results to the app via Bluetooth technology. It also offers Second-Chance® sampling, giving up to 60 seconds to reapply more blood if the first application was insufficient to read.

Contour Next ONE Blood Glucose Meter

Contour® Next EZ Blood Glucose Meter

This meter provides tracking knowledge with 7-, 14-, and 30-day averages of your blood glucose levels. It also provides Second-Chance® sampling, which gives up to 60 seconds to reapply more blood if the first application was insufficient, limiting wasted test strips.

Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Meter