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.