Friday, August 7, 2015

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers National Diabetes Prevention Program to all Colorado members

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado (Anthem) announced it now offers a diabetes prevention program recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help members throughout the state lower their risk of diabetes and help employers take charge of diabetes-related health care costs.

Anthem’s yearlong program offers lifestyle health coaching and weekly classes to teach members the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active and manage stress as part of their daily life. The program is part of the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the CDC and supported by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Members can refer themselves to the program after completing a risk assessment or can be recommended by their doctor.

“According to the CDC, nearly one in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes, which increases their risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease,” said Mike Ramseier, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado. “The good news is the condition is reversible with lifestyle changes, and we are proud to offer our Colorado members the tools to help them live their healthiest lives possible.”

For the rest of the press release, go to Business Wire.

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