University of Utah Health and Colorado-based digital health company incentaHEALTH are working together to help Utah residents improve their health with a virtual lifestyle change program #PreventDiabetes by incentaHEALTH.
“One in three American adults has prediabetes, and 84% don’t know they are at risk,” said Ellen Maxfield, University of Utah Diabetes Prevention Program Director. “Lifestyle change programs like #PreventDiabetes are a proven approach to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.”
“With the current pandemic, the need for virtual programs is even greater. #PreventDiabetes allows us to bring diabetes prevention directly into Utahns homes.”
#PreventDiabetes is a Centers For Disease Control (CDC) fully recognized virtual National Diabetes Prevention Program. The year-long program helps individuals reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes with the support of on-demand educational webinars, online coaching, patented Healthy Selfie photographed progress tracking, cash incentives for weight loss, the support of a certified Diabetes Lifestyle Coach and more.
“As an evidence-based program we’ve demonstrated that we can help our members achieve clinically meaningful outcomes and reduce their Type 2 diabetes risk – all from the comfort of their home,” said Lia Kleppe, Director of Partnerships and Development at incentaHEALTH. “The incentaHEALTH app puts all the resources they need to improve their health in the palm of their hand. Our connected Smart Scale snaps a Health Selfie and weight measurement, making it easy to visually track progress at home.”
Sixty percent of participants in the #PreventDiabetes program achieved at least a 5% weight loss. This milestone is considered the standard for preventing and reducing risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In fact, a 5% weight loss will lower your risk by 58% for developing not only Type 2 diabetes but will also reduce your risk for other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
incentaHEALTH member Brenda Yates joined #PreventDiabetes since she was at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes due to gestational diabetes and a family history of diabetes. While enrolled in the program she achieved a 14.3% weight loss. “I like the program because it holds you accountable. It holds me accountable to myself and my goals. It’s changed my life. It’s kept me from having any more pain and I no longer need pain prescriptions. Now I feel like I can do anything,” said Yates.
incentaHEALTH works with individuals, employers, physician groups, health systems and more to offer evidence-based weight management and diabetes prevention solutions. Contact us to learn more and schedule a demo.