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Cover a Lifestyle Change Program as a Health Benefit (for Professionals)

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Help manage health care costs by adding a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program as a covered health benefit.

Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are growing concerns for America’s workforce, affecting the health and quality of life of millions of U.S. adults and costing employers and insurers billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical expenses. Lifestyle change programs have been shown to cut a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half and reduce the risk of serious conditions associated with prediabetes.

In This Section...

Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Affect Your Workforce
Learn why prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are a concern for employers and insurers.

Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
You can help your employees or members prevent type 2 diabetes.

Manage Costs
Offering CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs has financial benefits, as well as health benefits.

Offer Programs as a Covered Benefit
Diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs can be an important piece of any health plan.

Join Your Peers—Lead the Way
Many employers and insurers already offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Join the Movement! Act Now!
Learn how you can get involved today.

Note: If you are considering implementing a lifestyle change program, visit the Implement a Lifestyle Change Program section of this site.

Learn more:

Check out our prediabetes infographic [PDF - 462KB] and our National Diabetes Prevention Program infographic [PDF - 755KB].

Read the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report [PDF - 5.31MB] to learn more about the toll that diabetes is taking in the United States.

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