Act B4 Diabetes Program Details
Research shows that CDC-recognized lifestyle change program participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).
Even a decade later, program participants were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than individuals who did not join a program.
The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health, help you feel more energetic, and even reverse your prediabetes diagnosis.
How Is It Different?
The Act B4 Diabetes program is a structured program—in person or online—developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.
A trained Lifestyle Coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.
This lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results.
A year might sound like a long commitment, but learning new habits, gaining new skills, and building confidence takes time. As you begin to eat better and become more active, you’ll notice changes in how you feel, and maybe even in how you look.
What are the benefits?
Improve Your Health
A lifestyle change program can help you lose weight by eating better and being more physically active. You will also learn how to reduce stress. All of these things will help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and of having a heart attack or stroke.
Feel Better and More Energetic
Many participants say they feel better and are more active than they were before the program. Imagine having more energy to do the things you love.
Be Part of Something Bigger
By joining the Act B4 Diabetes Prevention program, you can be part of an international movement to prevent type 2 diabetes. Fewer cases of type 2 diabetes mean healthier communities; a healthier, more productive workforce; and lower health care costs for everyone.
How to get started
If You are an employer:
There are 3 categories of association that allow you to participate as per your budget and corporate policies. Find out more details by clicking here or contact our customer support.
If You are an insurance company
It starts with an awareness approach followed by screening the covered population. Else you could do a risk stratification and offer the program to those at the highest risk. Find out more details by clicking here or contact our customer support.
If you are an individual
Find out more about how the program can make a difference in your health and life. You can join the program through a designated doctor and be a part of a group under his/her care. This allows for individual attention and the motivation of being a part of a larger group with the same goals