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Diabetes Resources and Services

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 evaluate if additional testing, such as an A1C  test, is needed.

  3. Get connected with resources below!  There are many options available to support your participation and engagement with educational opportunities. 
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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 26 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.

Contact Bridget Behrmann with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati at (513)362-9622 or bbehrmann@myy.org to sign up and with questions.

Interested and want to receive updates when DPPs will start?

Email wellness@uc.edu!

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.
  • Acknowledge the Program Guidelines, which outline the requirements for eligible participants to have the DPP costs covered.

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 Be Well UC points.
  • 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 Bridget Behrmann with the YMCA.

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.

ConditionCare provides:

  • 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.

Check out the downloadable flyer with this information.

Questions or interested in getting started?  Call Anthem Member Services at (844)249-5372.

Additional Resources

Take a look at other available resources:

Questions?

The diabetes education efforts are provided in collaboration with UC Benefits and Be Well UC. Reach out to Molly Pierani, Employee Wellness Coordinator, at molly.pierani@uc.edu or (513)558-7191.