Priority Health expands impactful diabetes management program with virtual support program

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — May 31, 2023) Priority Health, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, has expanded its high-performing diabetes management program to support members with type 2 diabetes. 

The American Diabetes Association reports 35 million Americans – 1 in 10 – are living with type 2 diabetes, and many will experience at least two other chronic conditions as a result. Priority Health can better help people manage their disease by providing access to the Livongo by Teladoc Health diabetes management program that includes expert coaching, monitoring tools and lifestyle interventions tailored to best suit each member’s needs and optimize their health outcomes. The program is now available for Priority Health members who are enrolled in a group health plan. 

Livongo is the latest tool to join Priority Health’s diabetes management program for employer groups – an initiative that has resulted in top health outcomes compared to regional and national benchmarks. Priority Health continuously ranks No. 1 among Michigan health plans for well-controlled HbA1C (the simple test that measures blood sugar levels) and among the top 5% nationally. 

“Managing a chronic condition like diabetes can be overwhelming and stressful,” said Alicia Coronas, vice president of product solutions and marketing for Priority Health. “Our personalized approach to care at Priority Health is designed to ensure our members are surrounded by collaborative and compassionate support throughout their health journey.”

Members who use the Livongo by Teladoc Health diabetes management program have access to a web portal and mobile app where they can access live coaching, diabetes education, emotional health monitoring tools and information on nutrition and exercise. Members who enroll in the program will receive a kit that includes a blood glucose meter that offers real-time feedback and is connected to the platform.

“We are excited to expand our work with Priority Health, helping them meet members where they are in their health journey when living with diabetes, and in the most seamless and integrated way possible,” said Kelly Bliss, Teladoc Health President, U.S. Group Health.

Visit the Priority Health website for more information. 

About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than 1.3 million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health