Diabetes Management Program

The Take Charge! Live Well! diabetes program provides you with:

  • Free health coaching opportunities with regular outreach to you
  • Complimentary educational materials

Members are now eligible for free diabetic supplies and medications if they meet certain clinical guidelines. The required guideline is that the eligible member has a Hemoglobin A1c test within the past 12 months. 

Certain values for this test are not required, only that the member has had the test. For those that meet the guidelines the supplies, durable medical equipment, and medication listed in the chart below are provided at no copay and no deductible.

If you have questions about the program and your eligibility, contact OptumRx at 866-854-8850.

Durable Medical Equipment: 

Items are covered by your medical third-party administrator (Anthem, Aetna, or Medical Mutual of Ohio) when acquired via an in-network provider. Please verify coverage with your third-party administrator  prior to obtaining equipment.

Internal insulin pump

External insulin pump

Insulin pump supplies

  • Reservoirs
  • Cartridges 
  •  Insertion devices
  • Batteries (Lithium only)

Infusion sets

Continuous glucose monitoring equipment

  • Sensors
  • Sensor insertion devices
  • Sensor pads
  • Replacement parts

Other items

  • Liquid adhesive and adhesive remover wipes
  • Tape, adhesive patches, dressings and film

Diabetic Supplies:  

Items are covered by OptumRx through a retail store, specialty provider or a traditional mail-order. Prescriptions are needed in order to fill requests for these supplies at $0 copay.
Syringes and Pens
  •  Insulin syringes and needles
  •  Insulin pens and needles    

Meters and Testing Supplies

  • Blood glucose meters
  • Test strips, tablets (urine and blood)
  • Control solution
  •  Lancing devices
  • Lancets
  • Alcohol prep wipes/pads

Glucagon emergency kits

Glucose chewable tablets

Click here to see list of medications/supplies that require prior authorization from your physician.

For members that have not met the clinical guidelines, they will not qualify for the free diabetic supplies and medications. They will have coverage for these items with copays and deductibles under the normal provisions of the State of Ohio benefits.

Website Resources

Click on the links below for more information. 

Recently diagnosed

How You Can Help Stop Diabetes - American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association sponsored Kids Camp

Request a Wizdom Kit

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes