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Register for May 1, 2013 Session on Worksite National Diabetes Prevention Program!

Plan to attend MBGH/Viridian Informational Session on the worksite-based National Diabetes Prevention Program

May 1, 2013
9:30-11:00
Community Foundation
1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

The Memphis Business Group on Health, by increasing awareness, laying the foundation for coverage, and assisting area employers implement the program, is working with Viridian Health Management to bring this lifestyle change program to area employers. 

The Cost of Diabetes – Treatment Takes a Toll In the U.S.:  79 million people have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or 35 percent of the population. The drivers for this crisis are obesity and inactivity. The potential costs and opportunity of this crisis are staggering, a potential savings of $5.7 billion and prevention of 885,000 cases of type 2 diabetes. 

Is There a Way to Reverse the Trend? Yes! The National Institutes of Health-led study, supported by CDC, of which the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on, found that by making modest lifestyle changes, study participants lost five to seven percent of their body weight and reduced their risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by 58 percent.  

Learn How the Program Can Help Manage Healthcare Costs & Get Populations Healthier: Plan to attend this informational session about the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

Register with Janis Slivinski at jslivinski@memphisbusinessgroup.org

Posted by Cristie Travis at 10:35 AM

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