Employers & Private Insurers
More than 21 million American adults have diabetes, and another 84 million have prediabetes. These are growing concerns for America’s workforce, affecting the health and quality of life of millions of U.S. adults. These diseases also cost employers and insurers billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical expenses.
CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs like DPP can cut a person’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half and reduce the serious conditions associated with prediabetes. Here you will find information on how you can join PLAN in our national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes and save money on your health costs at the same time.
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Your Workforce
Learn why prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are a concern for employers and insurers.
What Makes CDC-Recognized Programs Different?
Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
You can help your employees or members prevent type 2 diabetes.
You can trust that your employees will get a high-quality experience that has an impact, no matter which in-person or virtual CDC-recognized lifestyle change program they choose. CDC reviews each program to ensure it uses an approved curriculum and meets certain standards
CDC also monitors program progress and impact.
CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are more than weight loss programs. The programs are tailored to people at high risk for type 2 diabetes and encourage sustained, meaningful engagement through trained lifestyle coaches and group support.
Your employees will learn to do the following:
Make better food choices
Fit physical activity into their schedule
Cope with stress
Solve problems that get in the way of their goals
In one study of a program that has served more than 26,800 participants, about 9 out of 10 participants reported increased physical activity, reduced portion sizes, and improved health after 16 weeks with the program. By the end of the year-long program, participants had lost an average of 5.7% of their body weight. Several other studies have also shown weight loss in a similar range, including an average weight loss of 4.8% among participants in an online lifestyle change program.
Calculate Benefits and Costs
Offering CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs has financial benefits, as well as health benefits.
Why Offer a CDC-Recognized Lifestyle Change Program as a Covered Benefit
Diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs can be an important piece of any health plan.