Helping Patients With Diabetes Get ‘Control for Life’

Summer 2016

Control for Life is Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s diabetes program. This program is for Neighborhood members who have been identified through claims data as having diabetes. Such members who are 18 years of age or older are automatically enrolled when identified, though they can opt out at any time.

The goal of the Control for Life program is to provide health education to assist your patients in better understanding their diabetes and offer assistance and empowerment from our nurses to help them manage their condition.

Pediatrician sitting with patient.Control for Life is built on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and is designed to reinforce the provider’s care and treatment plan through member outreach, education, monitoring and self-management.

All members enrolled in the Control for Life program receive:

  • Bi-annual newsletters with tips and information about how to best manage their diabetes.
  • Access to a nurse who will provide health education. This is primarily conducted telephonically, but meeting with members in the community can be arranged if necessary.

If your patients receive Neighborhood’s health education, our nurse case managers will notify you of your patient’s engagement with the Control for Life program as well as any issues identified during the assessments, as well as planned interventions.

If you would like to refer your Neighborhood patients who have diabetes, please call us at