March 8, 2016
AHIP and member health plan strategies around the National DPP address the needs of low socioeconomic and low literacy populations and the program is offered in workplace settings, health plan retail centers and in collaboration with physicians.
More than 1 out of 3 Americans have prediabetes. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15 percent to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
Interventions such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) can prevent diabetes. Participant goals are to get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, lose at least 5 percent of one’s starting weight within six months, and maintain the weight loss.
For more than two decades, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has focused extensively on wellness, prevention, and optimum management of chronic disease. The association has had a particular interest in diabetes, a condition of epidemic proportion that has devastating consequences for individuals, families, businesses, and our economy.