Employers

TYPE 2 DIABETES- A BIG PROBLEM FOR EMPLOYERS

Over 86 million Americans are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next few years. The costs from type 2 diabetes is estimated to be $327 billion. The American Diabetes Association estimates that $90 billion dollars is also lost in worker productivity each year from problems associated with type 2 diabetes.

Employers are increasingly interested in programs that can prevent type 2 diabetes in their workforce, in an effort to avoid future costs and complications associated with this preventable disease.

THE CDC’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM PREVENTS FUTURE COSTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) diabetes prevention program (DPP) is a 12 month diet and lifestyle program designed to help those at risk for type 2 diabetes lose 5-10% of their body weight, through diet and lifestyle changes, in an effort to prevent type 2 diabetes. The CDC’s DPP program is based on clinical research published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicating that participants who completed the CDC’s DPP program had a 58% risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a financial analysis of the costs of type 2 diabetes and concluded that diabetics have $7,000 more healthcare costs than non-diabetics. CMS indicated that the CDC’s DPP avoided costs of $2,650 per participant from future costs associated with type 2 diabetes, even if participants completed only a portion of the 12 month program.

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FRUIT STREET DELIVERS THE CDC’S DPP VIA HIPAA COMPLIANT, ADVANCED VIDEO CHAT TECHNOLOGY

With Fruit Street, employers can prevent costs associated with type 2 diabetes, by providing their employees the only scalable, live delivery of the CDC’s DPP, through HIPAA compliant, advanced group video chat technology, closely replicating the original, effective in-person DPP.  Fruit Street’s DPP combines its live group video chat technology with digital messaging and integrated wireless devices to keep your employees effectively engaged and motivated to change their lifestyle habits and lose weight.

FRUIT STREET PROVIDES A UNIQUE, SCALABLE, COMPREHENSIVE DPP

*VIDEO CHAT TECHNOLOGY FOR LIVE INTERACTION with other Fruit Street participants and Registered Dietitians in 26 classes in 12 months.

*TEAM OF REGISTERED DIETITIANS who are specially selected and trained by Fruit Street as CDC DPP Registered Dietitians and are rewarded for engaging your employees and producing outcomes.

*FREE WIRELESS DEVICES and integrates them to provide your employee’s data on their exercise, weight and other information to keep your employees accountable.

*INNOVATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION provides your employees the technology to photograph their diet as an alternative to calorie counting, access to educational information, goal setting and much more.

VALUE-BASED, PAY-FOR PERFORMANCE PRICING- either paid as a claim or invoiced directly, but payable to Fruit Street only when employees achieve certain engagement and outcome milestones. Employers pay no implementation fees, communication fees or any other service fees to Fruit Street.

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