Offer the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program to Your Employees
Fruit Street delivers the Center for Disease Control’s Diabetes Prevention Program to employers and health plans using group video conferencing, wearable devices such as Fitbit, and the Fruit Street mobile application which allows patients to take photos of their food and receive feedback.
The diabetes prevention program is a 1-year long diet and lifestyle intervention designed to help pre-diabetic patients lose 5-7% of their weight through diet and lifestyle changes. The program is based on clinical research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 which showed that patients who complete the program have a 58% risk reduction for developing diabetes. CMS conducted a financial analysis showing that the program saved $2,650 per patient even after attending 4 classes and that diabetic patients have healthcare costs $7,000 more than non-diabetic patients. The program can be paid for as a medical claim and helps health plans reduce their medical claims cost by preventing diabetes.
Fill out the form on this page to speak with Fruit Street’s medical director and learn more about how to offer our digital diabetes prevention program as a benefit to your members.