Find Out About Free Pre-Diabetes Programs

The Office of Labor Relations offers two programs for New York

City employees with pre-diabetes or diabetes:

• National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP): This

program helps people who are overweight and have pre-diabetes

take important steps to delay or avoid developing diabetes

in the future. Pre-diabetes occurs when your blood glucose

(sugar) level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to

be called diabetes. There are more than 1.3 million adults in

NYC who have pre-diabetes, many of whom might not know

they have it. A national study found that only 1 out of 10 people

who have pre-diabetes know it. The WorkWell NYC NDPP is

offered at the workplace at no cost for eligible employees.

Find out your estimated pre-diabetes risk with the CDC risk

calculator and discuss your results and risk reduction strategies,

including the NDPP, with your health provider.

• Case Management Program: This is a program for

City Health Plan enrollees* living with diabetes, including gestational

diabetes.** The program gives people the tools, information,

and support for healthy living with diabetes by involving

nurse case managers and social workers. They help make sure

people living with diabetes get the best care possible.

Whether or not you participate in either program, the following

activities can help you reduce your risk for diabetes, and

manage your condition if you already have diabetes:

• Exercise regularly;

• Maintain a healthy weight; and

• Eat a balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables

and low in saturated fat, sugar and salt .

WorkWell wants to help you and your family stay healthy.

For more information on these and other resources for New

York City employees, visit the WorkWell NYC page or contact

*This program is only open to individuals covered by EmblemHealth.

**Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but

who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy

are said to have gestational diabetes.

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