Presbyterian | Spring 2020 | Your Story

We know that customs are a vital part of health and wellness for Native American people. We seek to honor and support your culture with the Traditional Medicine Benefit. As a value-added benefit, we can help you with $300 per calendar year (January 1 to December 31) to help pay for traditional or ceremonial services. This benefit is available to Centennial Care Native American members only. Your Native American status must be shown on your Pres ID membership card. If your membership card does not show Centennial Care Native American, please contact your local Income Support (ISD) office to make the needed changes. You can also get an application by calling the Presbyterian Customer Service Center (PCSC) at (505) 923-5200 or 1-888-977-2333 . You can also contact the Native American Affairs program at (505) 923-8438 . You can also download the applications at centennial-care-medicaid/ Pages/native-american- communities.aspx . Instructions on how to fill out and submit the application are given on the form. Please fill out all the information, including signature, current address, date, and your Presbyterian member ID number. Please allow five to six weeks for processing. You can call the PCSC to check the status of your application. Your Story is published for members of Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc., and Presbyterian Insurance Company, Inc. Information in Your Story comes from a wide range of medical experts. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Your story P.O. Box 27489 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7489 Managing editor: Like us on Facebook Such services are funded in part with the State of New Mexico. 2020 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. SPRING 2020 for Native Americans MPC032037 Centennial Care #3138 Online tools are available in the member portal at Care coordination and coaching Support from staff who help coordinate your care and help make health outcomes better ● ● (505) 923-8858 or 1-866-672-1242 PresRN 24/7 Nurse advice line ● ● Centennial Care: (505) 923-5677 or 1-888-730-2300 Clickotine Phone app to help you quit smoking: Client ID: P22MCO Presbyterian Customer Service Center (PCSC) Call PCSC for questions about your health plan, help with choosing a provider, or to make an appointment at (505) 923-5200 or 1-888-977-2333 . Presbyterian Member Resources Health Education Tools Traditional Medicine Benefit available Five steps to a healthier blood sugar level 1. Track your blood sugar ● ● Check your levels two to four times a day. ● ● Get an A1C screening regularly. The A1C shows your average blood sugar level over the past three months. 2. Healthy eating and drinking ● ● Eat every four to five hours. ● ● Drink water. ● ● Limit caffeinated and sugary drinks. 3. Move your body ● ● Exercise daily, at least 10 minutes at a time. 4. Take diabetes medicine (if prescribed) ● ● Know when, how, and why to take your medicine. 5. Visit your provider (at least twice a year) ● ● Go over your diabetes visit checklist. ● ● Talk about diabetes screening. Taking care of your diabetes Having diabetes means you have too much sugar (glucose) in your blood. High amounts of sugar in the blood can harm your body. Keeping blood sugar close to healthy levels can prevent serious health issues. Healthy blood sugar levels BEFORE eating a meal: Between 80–130 One to two hours AFTER eating a meal: Less than 180 Your range may be different if you have other health conditions or if your blood sugar is often too high or too low. Always follow your provider’s recommendations.