Prediabetes is a serious health problem that adversely affects San Diego’s economy and workforce. In 2012, the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes was $245 billion, up 41% over a five-year period. Potentially, this could translate to increased healthcare costs, decreased productivity, and lower employee retention for your business.
Employers can be proactive by providing healthcare coverage for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program. By offering and incentivizing employees to participate in the DPP lifestyle change program, employers may help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes along with the associated conditions that can directly impact the employer’s bottom line.
Overview of Diabetes Prevention for Employers
This fact sheet for employers is an overview of the information that will be available in the San Diego Diabetes Prevention Employer Toolkit. It summarizes the issue of prediabetes in San Diego (including prevalence and cost to employers), introduces the DPP lifestyle change program, and outlines the three action steps for employers.
San Diego Diabetes Prevention Employer Toolkit
The San Diego Diabetes Prevention Employer Toolkit is designed to help employers implement diabetes prevention in the workplace. Click on the button below to download the full Diabetes Prevention Employer Toolkit with step-by-step guidance and customizable resources.
This initiative is brought to you
Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works
and Aging & Independence Services.