Good health is the ultimate reward for good diabetes care. However, we know that it can be hard to maintain focus on a goal that seems far off and abstract, especially if you are currently feeling well. In the moment, it can be hard to pass up a cookie or motivate yourself to get off the couch and exercise in exchange for a decreased risk of diabetic complications 10-20 years down the road.
That's why we give you financial incentives to reach short-term hemoglobin A1C goals, Research shows that by achieving these short-term A1C goals, you will be lowering your long-term risk of diabetes-related blindness, amputations, and kidney failure.
If you achieve an A1C that is less than 7 or has improved by at least 1 point compared to your previous best A1C while in the program, you will earn a chance to win the $1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing held 3 times a year. You can double or triple your chances to win by achieving larger decreases in your A1C (greater than 2 points or greater than 3 points) or by reaching your A1C target multiple times in a row.
The easiest and fastest way for us to get your A1C results is for you to text us a picture of your lab results. You can send a photo if you have the results on paper or a screenshot of the results if you access them on-line through a patient portal. We will also automatically request updated A1C results from clinics 2 weeks before the drawing.
The $1000 drawing for everyone who met their A1C goal this quarter is tomorrow. Good luck to everyone who qualified!
Congratulations on the 1.2 point improvement in your A1C! You have earned a chance to win the $1000 BEATDiabetes drawing next month. Keep up the good work!