Worksite Coverage of the Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a nationally recognized and innovative evidence-based program to help reduce the burden of chronic disease through the exploration of how healthy eating, moderate weight loss and other behavior changes benefit health. Worksites can prevent chronic disease in their employee’s by working with their health insurance company to make sure that the DPP is a covered benefit.
Why the DPP?
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes
Heart disease and stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and lower-limb amputation are all complications associated with diabetes
Total costs and lost work and wages for people diagnosed with diabetes is $245 billion
Direct medical costs for people diagnosed comes to $175 billion, and indirect costs such as disability, loss of productivity, and employee absenteeism total to an additional $70 billion4
Another 86 million Americans are at risk for diabetes, that’s 1 out of every 3 adults
If you are at risk for diabetes, you have prediabetes
You deserve to live happy and healthy. Change is tough, we can help.
More than 1 in 3 people in the United States have prediabetes, and most don’t know they have it. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. To lower the risk of diabetes, you may have to change your lifestyle.
The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) works hard every day to protect residents from public health hazards so that people in Lorain County can live healthy and safe. When life happens, we respond. The Lorain County General Health District’s 2016 Annual Report is now available for you to review, and it includes stories about how the community and the health district work together to meet Lorain County’s needs.