Together we can help you manage diabetes

Blue Shield of California members can access programs and benefits designed to help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and support pregnant members with diabetes.

Check your plan for detailed coverage information.

Guided diabetes programs designed to fit your lifestyle

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Treat and reverse type 2 diabetes with Virta

Virta® is a lifestyle management program designed to help lower A1c, lose weight, and reduce or stop medications.

Access a dedicated medical team, health coaches, supplies, recipes, member support, and more at no additional cost.

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Get personalized diabetes support with our Care Management program

Through Care Management, members are assigned to a dedicated care manager and health team. Your team can help you set and meet goals. They can also help you manage blood sugar and answer questions. The program is available at no extra cost.

Explore pharmacy resources


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Get a blood glucose meter, test strips, lancets, and more.


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Pharmacy overview


Find out more about your prescription drug coverage and pharmacy resources overall.


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Price Check My Rx


See how much medications cost. You can also search for lower-cost alternatives or generics, if available.


Learn about routine screenings and diabetes care


Routine screenings

These can monitor how well your diabetes plan is working.

At least twice a year:

    • A1c test (a blood test that measures your average blood sugar)

    • Blood pressure check (at every doctor’s visit)

At least once a year:

    • Eye doctor visit and dilated eye exam

    • Podiatrist visit and complete foot check

Find a doctor

Access providers for your unique care needs. You can select from primary care physicians, specialists, diabetes educators, registered dieticians, and more.

Additional resources for diabetes care

Diabetes prevention program

Wellvolution® offers digital and in-person programs designed to help lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Pregnancy support

Maven Maternity Program supports members through every stage of pregnancy. Manage gestational diabetes with the help of nutritionists, endocrinologists, mental health specialists, and OB-GYNs.

Fitness Your Way

Fitness Your Way™ is a wellness program offering discounts for online classes and thousands of in-person gyms nationwide.


SilverSneakers® is a senior lifestyle and fitness program designed to improve overall health and well-being. It’s available as a benefit on most Medicare plans.

Access the diabetes library

Learn more about eating well and controlling blood sugar levels. You can also learn how to manage diabetes and prevent further
health problems.

Virta is a registered trademark of Virta Health Corp., a Delaware Corporation. Results may vary based on your clinical profile and adherence to the Virta treatment. These program services are not a covered benefit of Blue Shield health plans and none of the terms or conditions of Blue Shield health plans apply. Blue Shield reserves the right to terminate this program at any time without notice. Virta is available to eligible HMO and Medicare Supplement plan members through Wellvolution. PPO members can access Virta directly

Care Management: Call the phone number listed above to determine if your plan includes Care Management. Participation in this program will not affect your benefits. Blue Shield will pay benefits according to the coverage available through your health plan. Your choice of healthcare providers is also based on your health plan coverage.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is provided by Solera Health, an independent company. You must qualify to access this program.

Maven is available to most Blue Shield members and their dependents through three months postpartum, check your plan for coverage information. Maven is independent of Blue Shield of California and is contracted by Blue Shield to provide maternity benefits including care advocacy, virtual consultations, coaching, and education. Maven is not intended to replace your in-person providers. Maven® is a registered trademark of Maven Clinic Co. All rights reserved. For more help and resources, visit or contact Member Services at the number on your member ID card. If you do not have your ID card, you can call (800) 393-6130 (TTY:711).

Tivity Health, Inc. is an independent vendor that provides solutions to improve health and well-being. Fitness Your Way and Tivity Health are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tivity Health, Inc. Tivity Health is solely responsible for the service provided above. Fitness locations are not owned or operated by Tivity Health, Inc. or its affiliates. Fitness Your Way membership entitles member to use of the fitness location facilities and amenities available to the holder of a basic membership at the fitness locations. All other brand names, product names, registered trademarks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2023 Tivity Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

SilverSneakers is a registered trademark of Tivity Health, Inc. © 2023 Tivity Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wellvolution is a registered trademark of Blue Shield of California. Wellvolution and all associated digital and in-person health programs, services, and offerings are managed by Solera, Inc. These program services are not a covered benefit of Blue Shield health plans and none of the terms or conditions of Blue Shield health plans apply. Blue Shield reserves the right to terminate this program at any time without notice. Any disputes regarding Wellvolution may be subject to Blue Shield’s grievance process. Please note that for Medicare Advantage Plan members, Wellvolution is neither offered nor guaranteed under our contract with the Medicare program, nor is it subject to the Medicare appeals process.

You may receive services from network providers on an in-person basis or via telehealth, if available. Contact your primary care provider, treating specialist, facility, or other health professional to learn whether telehealth is an option. Network telehealth and in-person services are subject to the same timeliness and geographic access standards. If your plan has out-of-network benefits, they are subject to your plan’s cost-sharing obligations and balance billing protections.

The company complies with applicable state laws and federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic group identification, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental disability, or physical disability. La compañía cumple con las leyes de derechos civiles federales y estatales aplicables, y no discrimina, ni excluye ni trata de manera diferente a las personas por su raza, color, país de origen, identificación con determinado grupo étnico, condición médica, información genética, ascendencia, religión, sexo, estado civil, género, identidad de género, orientación sexual, edad, ni discapacidad física ni mental.  本公司遵守適用的州法律和聯邦民權法律,並且不會以種族、膚色、原國籍、族群認同、醫療狀況、遺傳資訊、血統、宗教、性別、婚姻狀況、性別認同、性取向、年齡、精神殘疾或身體殘疾而進行歧視、排斥或區別對待他人。

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Page Last Updated 10/31/2023

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