Taking care of business means taking care of your employees.

Let’s be real.

When your employees are happy and healthy, they do a better job.

They show up for work energized, positive, and ready to do their BEST.

They take less sick days, do less complaining, and cost less to you.

This is sounding pretty good, right?

By offering Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. to your employees as a covered health benefit, you’re improving the health, wellness, and attitudes of your employees.



How much better would your workers perform if they felt their best? How much more enthusiasm would they have if they were taking care of themselves? How loyal would they be if they knew you were investing in THEM?



The answer: A LOT.

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This proven, year-long program run by trained lifestyle coaches can help people at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by empowering participants to take control of their health.

Click here to schedule a call to learn more about working with Fundamental Health Solutions.

Why should you offer Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. as a covered health benefit?

Reason ONE: The Cold Hard Facts

Prediabetes is a growing workforce issue with serious health and cost consequences.

  • An estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes, making them at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. [i]
  • Diabetes currently affects 1 in 10 adults, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates as many as 1 in 5 adults could have type 2 diabetes by 2025, if nothing changes.[ii]
  • In 2012, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes was $245 billion, an increase of 41 percent from data collected just 5 years earlier. This includes $176 billion in direct medical expenses.[iii]
  • People with diagnosed diabetes incur on average 2.3 times the medical expenses of comparable people without diabetes. The largest portion of these expenditures is for treatment of complications.[iv]

Reason TWO: Effectiveness.

(For both participants and cost *wink*)

This program gets results, and the incremental costs of adding Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.  is well-worth the investment.

  • Research examining the effects of a structured lifestyle change program like Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. showed that weight loss of 5-7 percent of body weight, achieved by reducing calories and increasing physical activity, reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at risk for the disease. For people over 60 years of age, the program reduced risk by 71 percent.[v]
  • Even after 10 years, those who had participated in the lifestyle change program had a 34 percent lower rate of type 2 diabetes.[vi]
  • The cost per person of offering the lifestyle change program is about $700, depending on factors such as promotion, recruitment, staff, and logistics costs. The cost of preventing diabetes is typically much smaller than the cost of managing the complications of type 2 diabetes.
  • CDC has determined that intensive lifestyle interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes among people with impaired glucose tolerance to be “very cost-effective” and, in many cases, cost-saving.[vii]

How you can bring Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. to your business.

  • TALK TO US! {Click here} to schedule a call.
  • Talk to your health insurance carrier(s) about covering Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. as a health benefit and offer it to your employees.
  • Third-party administrators can help you determine potential ROI specific to your organization, as well as help implement the program, process claims, recruit participants, and collect data.
  • Promote Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. to your employees. We can give you promotional resources, such as a risk test and a brochure describing the program and its benefits.


[i] CDC. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2011.
[ii] Boyle JP, Thompson TJ, Gregg EW, Barker LE, Williamson DF. (2010) Projection of the year 2050 burden of diabetes in the US adult population: dynamic modeling of incidence, mortality, and prediabetes prevalence. Population Health Metrics. 2010;8:29, 2010.
[iii] American Diabetes Association. Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care; 2013;36(4):1033-1046.
[iv] American Diabetes Association. Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care; 2013;36(4):1033-1046.
[v] Knowler, WC, Barrett-Connor, E, et al. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346(6):393-403.
[vi] Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group.  10-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study.  Lancet.  2009;374:1677-86.
[vii] Li R, Zhang P, Barker LE, Chowdhury FM, Zhang X.  Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent and control diabetes mellitus:  A systematic review.  Diabetes Care.  2010; 33(8): 1872-1894.



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