New Diabetes Prevention Program Now Available in Some Parts Of The World

This was made available to Blue Shield of California Members

New Diabetes Prevention Program Now Available
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In the words of Marcus Thygeson, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer,”Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic health conditions in the United States,”

”According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 1.9 million California adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, representing one out of every 15. Medical costs for people with diabetes average 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes, according to the CDC”.

However, “The good news is that it is preventable. Working with Solera,

Our news source revealed, “Blue Shield of California members now have access to Solera Health’s nationwide network of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) to empower individuals to take control of their health and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”

In addition, measures are currently taken to provide some basic “tools to proactively prevent diabetes, and other chronic conditions, through effective diet and lifestyle management.”

“The program is available at no cost to those who are enrolled in Blue Shield’s commercial health plans and includes lifestyle coaching and weekly courses on nutrition, exercise and stress management to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Some courses meet in person at community locations, while others are done entirely online through Solera’s network of digital DPP providers”.

“Blue Shield members can be referred by a physician, but can also enroll in any program after completing a risk assessment at”.

“The program is part of the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program – a partnership of public and private organizations working to reduce the growing problem of diabetes led by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)”.

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“We’re thrilled to bring Solera’s technology for selecting the ‘best fit’ Diabetes Prevention Program to Blue Shield of California members who are at risk for type 2 diabetes or chronic conditions,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “Through our network of over 1,000 CDC-recognized DPPs, Blue Shield members now have the ability to find the best program to help them take control of their health and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and related illness.”

“The DPP is the latest clinically-validated service provided by Wellvolution®, Blue Shield’s industry-leading wellness solution that provides tools and resources to encourage healthy living to those who are enrolled in Blue Shield commercial health plans. The comprehensive Wellvolution® suite also includes access to Walkadoo®, QuitNet®, Daily Challenge®, and the Ornish Reversal Program.”

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