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Category: National Diabetes Prevention Program

A Proven Solution to Prevent/Delay Diabetes

The Problem Tennessee employers face an increasingly unhealthy labor pool!  According to the CDC, 70% of adult Tennesseans are overweight or obese.  Overweight or obese workers have increased risks of serious diseases, including diabetes. The cost of care for people with diabetes is 2.3 times more than for people  without diabetes. 3 times the number of people diagnosed with diabetes have pre-diabetes The Answer To... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, November 29, 2021

MBGH Takes A Deep Dive Into Obesity & Diabetes

In response to MBGH member request, MBGH will be taking a deep dive into obesity and diabetes in 2020. Our year-long work will provide you with actionable steps you can take to better manage the cost and quality of your benefits and wellbeing programs for those with obesity and/or diabetes. You will: Better understand the benefit and wellbeing implications of obesity being a recognized disease Compare your current benefit and wellbeing offerings to evidence-based and promising... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program

MBGH is working with the CDC in recruiting employers, insurers, health care professionals and other stakeholders to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with pre-diabetes. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped ... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Tuesday, January 7, 2014

MBGH Awarded Grant to Expand National Diabetes Prevention Program in Tennessee

The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) announced that six member coalitions have been selected to receive $182,000 in funding of grants and stipends to increase awareness and lay the groundwork for coverage of the lifestyle change program that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). This initiative is a public-private partnership designed to bring to communities an evidence-based... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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