Why Should You Act?
About 1 in 4 health care dollars is spent on people with diagnosed diabetes.
The majority of expenses are related to hospitalizations and to treating complications of diabetes.
People diagnosed with diabetes incur on average 2.3 times the medical expenses of a person without diabetes.
The need to prevent type 2 diabetes is directly related to your company's bottom line and the future.
The staggering costs of Inaction
More than 1 in 3 US adults has prediabetes, a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.
Your Policy holders are at risk:
An estimated 84 million Americans-and likely a growing number of your policy holders-have prediabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes.
The Incidence of Diabetes is rapidly increasing:
Diabetes in adults has tripled in the past two decades; it is estimated that 1 in 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050. 2 •
Diabetes Increases Hospitalization expenses exponentially
Diabetes doubles the risk of physical disability; and which can lead to high expense medical costs like kidney failure; blindness; heart attack; stroke; and loss of toes, feet, or legs.1 •Diabetes is the costliest of the 155 most common diseases, including both direct medical costs and and in indirect costs. The costs are increasing rapidly over the last 10 years .4 • 5 •,
There is a proven way to prevent diabetes
The Act B4 Diabetes prevention program helps people who are at risk prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, which lowers their risk of other serious health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.
By enabling individuals within your insured population who are at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in a local or virtual Act B4 Diabetes prevention program, you can help them prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce your organization’s health claims.
Act B4 Diabetes Benefits
The Act B4 Diabetes Prevention Program follows a year long evidence-based curriculum and is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach and Doctors. Participants learn new skills, set goals, and receive group support. Together, participants learn to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through weight loss, healthy eating, coping with challenges, and increased physical activity.
Offer Act B4 Diabetes Prevention
Below is a checklist to guide you through making the decision to offer the Act B4 Diabetes program as a benefit to your policy holders. Then, you’ll learn how you can reduce the impact of diabetes by covering the Act B4 Diabetes program as a health or wellness benefit.
First, you’ll discover how type 2 diabetes is affecting your organization.
Request a brochure and evaluate the statistics.
Schedule a demonstration with our corporate care team
Next, you’ll decide whether the program is right for your organization.
Promote awareness of prediabetes to policy holders and their families.
Include prediabetes screening and testing in annual biometrics screenings.
Encourage eligible individuals to enrol in a diabetes prevention program or encourage them to speak with their doctor about enrolling in the program.
Finally, you’ll take the first steps to adopting and implementing the program.
Encourage policy holders to get screened and share their stories to demonstrate a commitment to diabetes prevention.
Include Diabetes Prevention Programs as a covered benefit for all corporate policy holders.
Offer the Act B4 Diabetes Prevention Program for all your policy holders.
What Can You Do Next?
Join Us As A:
Act B4 Diabetes Awareness Partner
Free to join, raise pre diabetes awareness by circulating our scientific material
Act B4 Diabetes Screening Partner
No Fees, just resource charges. Conduct an online/on-site risk check for your policyholders
Act B4 Diabetes Covered Partner
Sponsor at risk and interested policyholders to the Diabetes Prevention Program