MINNETONKA, Minn. — The UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance is emphasizing its Not Me program — an employer- and community-based initiative aimed at combating the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity — in line with National Diabetes Month.
The program encourages Americans to get tested for blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure levels. These indicators, along with such factors as age, family history and lifestyle habits, may pose as warning signs for those at risk of prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes or obesity, DPCA said.
“There is power in information, and knowing your numbers is the first, all-important step in learning whether you might be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes and saying ‘Not Me’ to these conditions,” DPCA EVP and chief clinical officer Deneen Vojta said. “UnitedHealth Group is helping people prevent and control diabetes so they can focus on leading healthier and more productive lives.”