Published November 11, 2022
Ninety-six million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, but 80 percent of them don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says people with pre-diabetes experience higher than normal blood sugar readings, but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
For those with pre-diabetes and others at-risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the good news is that it can be prevented, and pre-diabetes can be reversed. Healthy eating and regular exercise provide a recipe for success in prevention. And with about a third of US children being overweight, leading to more type 2 diabetes diagnoses in children and youth as young as 10, experts recommend teaching children about nutrition and exercise from a young age. These simple but effective tips can help the whole family live a healthy, active lifestyle.
If you are looking to refine your eating habits and lose some weight, the Omada program may be able to help. Certain qualifying factors apply but you can find out instantly if you are eligible by taking Omada’s short health survey found here.
Omada is a lifestyle change program designed to help develop sustainable healthy eating practices without counting calories or points. It can help you enjoy new, healthier foods without depriving you of foods you love. As a program participant, you are provided with a digital scale linked directly to your account, a smartphone app to track your progress and most importantly, a one-on-one certified health coach to help you step-by-step along the way.
The program cost is covered by your SchoolCare insurance for the subscriber and eligible dependents*.
Watch the short video above to learn more about the Omada program.
SchoolCare subscribers and spouses participating in the Omada program can also earn Good For You! Well-Being Program incentives for participation in the Omada program.
Complete 16 weeks of the program and earn a $100 incentive. Earn an additional $250 for losing 5% of your body weight.
*Eligible dependents are SchoolCare/Cigna health plan participants 18 and older.