Approximately 8% of Americans (26 million) have diabetes. Another 35% (79 million) have prediabetes. If the current trend continues, it is estimated that 50% of all Americans will have diabetes or prediabetes by 2021, increasing health care costs and other negative effects including absenteeism, presenteeism, diabetes-related disability and job loss.

Employers should take steps to understand the burden of diabetes among employees, including the prevalence of prediabetes, and implement strategies that can help people manage their condition and prevent further incidence.


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Featured Resources

Evidence-Based Approaches to Diabetes PreventionEvidence-Based Approaches to Diabetes Prevention
Learn how employers can partner with on-site fitness center providers, health plans, community providers and others to screen for prediabetes and deliver programs to help keep individuals from progressing to diabetes. 

How Technology and the Human Touch Cured Traditional Disease Management: Clinical and Financial Impact of Livongo
Iron Mountain provided insights on implementation, coordination with plan incentives, and strategies to broaden Livongo's approach.

Accessing Innovative Diabetes Prevention & Control Strategies: A Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance Case Study Accessing Innovative Diabetes Prevention & Control Strategies: A Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance Case Study
Describes the innovative DPCA partnership formed to prevent and control diabetes and reduce the financial burden placed on employers and other payers.


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Workforce Strategy 2019
Our annual conference is the best source of leading-edge content, high powered networking and up-to-the-minute sharing of new ideas and best practices for large employers focused on well-being, productivity and workforce strategy.

Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being
The Institute work focuses on increasing employee engagement in their health and reducing lifestyle-related risk factors and costs.

Blog Post: Raising Diabetes Awareness in the Workplace
Read why Diabetes is an important issue for employers and learn how employers can play an important role in supporting people with diabetes in their workforce.

Accelerating Health Equity Data-Driven Prevention Strategies
Learn how American Express’ Healthy Living with Diabetes program, and its many initiatives tailored to meet the needs of its diverse workforce, has demonstrated a reduction in risk factors and positive behavior change.


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