The University of Cincinnati is committed to investing in the health and well-being of its faculty and staff. This site offers information and resources to support employees who would like to learn if they are at risk for diabetes as well as for those who are impacted by this condition.
Diabetes Resources and Services
National Get Fit Don't Sit Day - May 2, 2018
Take part in the American Diabetes Association's national Get Fit Don't Sit Day on May 2nd! This day is to encourage people to get moving as being sedentary can lead to higher risks for health complications. Check out the tips to incorporate more movement in your day, whether at home or work, and events going on this month!
Learn It Live:
Defeat the Seat
Come to a 30 minute interactive session to see where you can move more in your daily routines.
Earn 10 Lunch & Learn Be Well UC points!
We Want to Hear
Share your thoughts on the brief survey below about what types of resources and services related to lifestyle change and managing diabetes would be most helpful. Please complete the survey by May 11th. Additional resources will be made available based on your feedback.
The first offering of the Diabetes Prevention Program launched recently. All available spaces were filled within 3 weeks. Fifteen employees are enrolled for this first pilot and over 40 have expressed interest in a second pilot offering. The UC Benefits and Be Well UC teams are looking forward to serving more faculty and staff! Details for future offerings will be announced as they are confirmed.
- Are you at risk? Complete this brief quiz to see if you are at risk for prediabetes. Prediabetes, or higher than normal blood sugar, can develop into type 2 diabetes. This is a starting point to learn about your risk factors. Learn more about prediabetes from this infographic developed by the University of Michigan.
- Share your results with your healthcare provider. If your score was 5 or higher on the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test, you may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Discuss with your healthcare provider to see if additional testing, such as an A1C blood sugar test, is needed.
- Get connected with resources below! There are many options available to support your participation and engagement with educational opportunities.
Below are resources to help lower risks for developing diabetes and manage it for those who have been diagnosed.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
About the DPP
The DPP is a nationally recognized program follows the CDC curriculum to help adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to improve their overall wellbeing.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants over 25 sessions.
If available times conflict with your normal work schedule, discuss flexing time with your supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to support employees’ efforts towards their health and well-being.
The Program Guidelines outline the requirements for eligible participants to have the DPP costs covered.
Contact Carrie Martin, YMCA Senior Program Director of Community Health, at 513-362-9622 or ydpp@myY.org to sign up and with questions.
Who Can Participate?
Eligible employees must meet the qualifications below:
- Enrolled in the UC Anthem medical plan for duration of DPP,
- At least 18 years old,
- Overweight (BMI ≥25), and
- Prediabetes confirmed via one of 3 blood tests or previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes within 6 months of the date the DPP program begins.
Features and Privacy
- The DPP is being offered as a pilot in 2018 for up to 100 eligible employees.
- No cost ($429 value) for eligible and enrolled participants.
- FREE individual yearlong YMCA membership ($750 value), and 20 Be Well UC points ($20 value) for completing all 25 sessions.
- No personal health information will be shared with UC. Only names and M#s of participants will be shared with UC to confirm eligibility.
Healthcare providers can refer eligible patients to the DPP. Simply have your healthcare provider complete the Participant Referral Form and submit it to Carrie Martin.
Anthem ConditionCare Program
For employees enrolled in the UC Anthem medical plan, this is a health and wellness program that can connect you to nurse care managers for diabetes-management support at no cost.
- 24/7, toll-free phone access to nurses who can answer health questions.
- Guidance from nurse care managers, pharmacists, dietitians, doctors and other health care professionals to help you reach your health goals.
- Educational guides, electronic newsletters and tools to help you learn more about diabetes and your health.
Click the image to the right for a downloadable flyer with this information.
Questions or interested in getting started? Call Anthem Member Services at 844-249-5372.