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Reversing Diabetes Growth Takes Focused Wellness Effort

03/25/18

  07:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 285 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Diabetes, Preventive care

Reversing Diabetes Growth Takes Focused Wellness Effort

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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources paint a grim picture of the growing prevalence of diabetes, as well as its attendant physical effects:

But the physical toll of diabetes tells only half the story. A recent Gallup report found that diabetes in the workplace results in an extra 5.5 days of missed work per person per year, costing employers more than $20 billion annually. A company with 1,000 full-time employees would incur $1.5 million in wage replacement and lost productivity costs every year... and that doesn't even factor in the expense of treatment for medical conditions linked to the disease.

The best way to bring these numbers down? Stop diabetes from developing in the first place... and the MedBen WellLiving program assists employers in achieving this critical goal.

By putting the family doctor first and stressing the importance of regular exams and screenings, WellLiving promotes prevention of diabetes and similarly costly chronic conditions. And should an employee be identified as at high risk for diabetes, a member of our specialty care team will connect with them for one-on-one nurse coaching and customized education on a scheduled basis.

A focus on prevention and early detection helps to lowering the risk of developing diabetes and other critical conditions, while also reducing absenteeism and employer health care costs. Find out more about the benefits of MedBen WellLiving by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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