Consider these stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2022 National Diabetes Statistics Report:
- As of 2019, 37.3 million people (adults and children) have diagnosed diabetes (11.3% of the US population).
- 96 million adults (aged 18 years or older) have prediabetes (38.0% of the adult US population)
- 8.5 million adults may have undiagnosed diabetes.
And one more: The prevalence of total and diagnosed diabetes among US adults 18 or older steadily increased from the time period of 2001–2004 to 2017–2020.
There is, however, a way you can help your employees defy these trends: MedBen WellLiving specialty care. Plan members who have, or are at risk for developing, Type 2 diabetes, are contacted by an RN Health Consultant via phone, letter or e-mail and offered customized education and coaching. To encourage a long-term commitment to reducing diabetes risk, follow-up calls can be scheduled on a routine basis.
Specialty care services are also available for members at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and other costly chronic conditions. Get more details about MedBen WellLiving by calling 888-627-8683.