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The Impact of Prediabetes on Employers

Each year about 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, adding to the 30 million Americans who are living with diabetes every day.

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And one in three American adults have prediabetes, although 90 percent of them don’t know it. While type 2 diabetes is linked to age, race and family history, research also shows that the risk of developing prediabetes increases when an individual is overweight or physically inactive. Although we can’t change our age, race or genes, we can change our lifestyle habits. And that’s good news for employers, who pay about $7,900 annually to cover an employee with diabetes: lifestyle change programs can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, creating an ROI over 10 years of $55,000.

Diabetes Prevention: act2

act2 is an interactive, year-long support and engagement program empowering individuals to take charge of their health and well-being as they work with a personal coach to:

  • Lose weight gradually
  • Build physical activity into their daily routine
  • Understand good nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Develop skills for behavior change
  • Stay motivated
  • Reduce diabetes risk

Visit www.Healthy.Works/act2 to learn more.

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