PROVIDE THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM AS A COVERED BENEFIT

Employers and insurers continue to look for ways to help their employees and insurance members improve their health and well-being. On average, 1 in 3 employees or members may have prediabetes, which, if left untreated, can progress to type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one of the top medical expenditures for employers and insurers; it also contributes to reduced productivity, missed work days, and places a toll on patients and their families. The average employer may be spending an additional $2,700 on average per employee for each of the subsequent three years after a new type 2 diabetes diagnoses.

Help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by covering the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). The National DPP can help people with prediabetes to stop the progression to type 2 diabetes by teaching participants to make sustainable, real-life changes.

Use the:

to begin the conversation within your organization. To see potential cost savings of covering the National DPP over a 3-year period for your population, simply follow the prompts and enter your organization’s information into the calculator.

THE AMA AND CDC ENCOURAGE YOU TO:

Screen Act Test
Review your claims data and estimate the number of individuals who have prediabetes.
Verify that your health fair and wellness partners test for prediabetes.
Find a National DPP provider and offer the program as a covered benefit for employees and members.