Updated Dec. 2, 2019, with current links and information about diabetes prevention and management programs through UC's health plans. Learn more about resources available through the systemwide UC Diabetes Prevention Program.

About one in three American adults has prediabetes, and 90% of them don't know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Awareness, prevention and management are key to avoiding the serious complications associated with type 2 diabetes, including heart attack, stroke and blindness. Completing a diabetes prevention program has been shown to reduce the chance of getting type 2 diabetes almost 60%. That means you have less than half the chance of getting type 2 diabetes if you complete a prevention program!

If you or a family member could use support, your UC health plan is a good place to start. All of UC’s medical plans include preventive care at no cost to you, including screenings for diabetes and other health risks. UC’s health plan partners also offer tools and programs specifically designed to help their members prevent and/or manage diabetes.

Anthem Blue Cross

Take a one-minute quiz to find out if you qualify for Solera, Anthem’s free diabetes prevention program. Most programs include small group support, access to a personal health coach and tools like a wireless scale or an activity tracker.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser members with diabetes can find support through the customized Care for Diabetes program. Complete a questionnaire and you’ll receive an action plan and tools matching your preferences, your individual ability and your level of commitment.

Health Net

Health Net offers UC members access to Omada, an online program that helps individuals reduce their risk for serious, preventable diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada promotes healthy choices and lifelong habits through resources such as access to health coaching, a wireless scale and digital pedometer, weekly interactive lessons and an online support group.

Western Health Advantage

WHA members have access to a diabetes program provided through Optum™, designed to help manage your condition. If you are at low risk for complications, you will be enrolled in the program and receive educational materials. If you are at high risk, you will receive educational materials and regularly scheduled calls with a diabetes nurse care manager. The care manager will help you navigate through the various services provided by the program and act as coach and educator - all at no cost to you.