Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States. Many employers are looking for ways to control the rising healthcare costs related to the disease. Weight loss is an integral part of managing type 2 diabetes—losing 5% of body weight can reduce blood sugar levels.1 But people with diabetes need more, like tailored support for their special dietary and exercise considerations.
WW for Diabetes program *
An offering that targets the unique needs of people living with type 2 diabetes. WW for Diabetes enhances our proven weight-loss approach with individualized support and guidance from a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).
The benefits of WW for Diabetes
Scientifically proven WW approach
Unlimited one-on-one access to a dedicated CDE tailored for people with type 2 diabetes
Personal food plan tailored to individual needs
Complements existing disease management programs
We are making real changes in employees' lives with our scientifically-backed food program, fitness that fits their lives, and an overall focus on their personal fulfillment.
Benefits for your organization
When your employees with type 2 diabetes can better manage their weight and blood sugar, your organization can benefit by reducing overall healthcare costs - including expenses associated with absenteeism and loss of productivity.
* Available only to eligible employees in participating areas of the U.S. Participation in WW for Diabetes requires a Digital + Workshops membership, the availability of which will vary in accordance with company size and commitment. Further restrictions apply. The WW for Diabetes information and guidance provided by the CDE is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment; you should always consult your physician about any health care issues.
1. Klein S, Sheard EL, Pi-Sunyer X, et al. Weight management through lifestyle modification for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes: rationale and strategies. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:2076-2073.
2. American Diabetes Association. Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care. 2013;36:1033-1046.
3. American Diabetes Association. The cost of diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/news-events/cost-of-diabetes.html. Accessed October 21, 2013.