In 2012, it was estimated that 86 million people 20 years and older were pre-diabetic. Another 29.1 million Americans have been diagnosed as being diabetic. So what can we do to lower those numbers? First there’s prevention. We need to get those that are pre-diabetic to begin and maintain a healthier lifestyle. The goal is to keep them away from diabetes, and never let them be pre-diabetic again. Second, there’s control. For those that have already been diagnosed with diabetes we need to get it under control, and possibly eradicate the disease from their bodies.
People spend one third of their lives at work. It’s safe to say that when a wellness program is adopted into the atmosphere of the workplace that a positive change can take effect. Implementing a diabetes prevention control program will better the health of those that suffer from diabetes.
Employees with diabetes will have an increase in absence, and a decrease in workplace productivity due to the complications from their diabetes. Those that have been diagnosed with diabetes have average medicals costs of $13,700 per year with $7,900 being directly linked to the diabetes itself. The key to improving health, and lowering health costs is to provide a program that helps with the prevention and control of diabetes.
Wellworks For You can integrate a diabetes prevention control program with their Disease Management outreach program. The Disease Management Program is a clinically based program that provides Biometric screenings, health coaching, health incentive programs, and can create a customized health plan for each employee. Incorporating a diabetes control and prevention program into the already existing disease management will help improve employee productivity, lower health costs, and help employees maintain physical and mental health.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Disease Management Program, and how it can help with diabetes prevention and control, please contact Wellworks For You at 800-425-4657.
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