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Diabetes prevention help for employees

The number of people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes is eye-opening. More than 10% of the U.S. population, or 34.2 million people, have diabetes. Another 7.3 million people have diabetes that is undiagnosed, and another 88 million adults are at increased risk for developing diabetes – a condition known as prediabetes.

Some of your employees may be affected or are at risk.

In Wisconsin, prediabetes is even more startling, as 34% of adults have prediabetes, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in 2018.

Diabetes leads to other chronic health issues.

Diabetes can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and foot problems. Fortunately, research has found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among high-risk adults.

How a good health plan can help.

Early detection can improve employees’ chances of having a long-lasting, healthy life, which translates into fewer sick days and less time off work. Here are some free resources included with Security Health employer plans that help keep workers healthy:

  • Health coaching to assist your employees in reaching their lifestyle goals
  • WebMD online health assessments
  • Guidebooks and other resources to assist employees in adopting healthy lifestyle changes
  •  A Daily Habits program that helps employees eat better, exercise more, manage stress, stop smoking or better manage a chronic condition

Security Health Plan is here to help your business. For assistance in determining the health plan that is right for you, check out the tools and resources available at www.securityhealth.org/employeroptions or contact Security Health Plan at 1-800-622-7790.