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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

All month long, Quartz helps raise awareness and offers ways people can learn more about diabetes.

Are You at Risk?

Your genetics make you more prone for getting both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. However, Type 2 diabetes is also caused by lifestyle factors.

Resources to Help

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging offers workshops and classes to support our members living with diabetes, including –

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a six-week class for managing one or more chronic conditions.
  • Healthy Living with Diabetes is a six-week class that covers topics such as healthy eating, exercise for
    fitness and fun, relaxation techniques and more.

Call (608) 243-5690 or visit for help finding a class or workshop near you.
Both classes earn you points toward your Quartz Well
program*. Learn more.

  1. Diabetes causes more deaths each year than breast cancer and aids combined.

  2. About 30 million Americans have diabetes – and of those, nearly 95% have Type 2 diabetes.

How to Enroll in Quartz’s Diabetes Health Management Program

If you are a Quartz member who has been diagnosed with diabetes, you are automatically enrolled. You may also call the Diabetes Health Management Program Coordinator to enroll. You can reach us toll-free
at (866) 884-4601, ext. 54802 or (608) 471-4966. Learn more.

Program participants receive –

  • A guideline on what types of screenings are recommended
  • Reminders about screening to prevent complications of diabetes
  • A diabetes magazine

*The Quartz Well program is not available to State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program members, or members of health plans underwritten by Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, Gundersen Health Plan, Inc. or Gundersen Health Plan Minnesota.

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