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Adopt healthy behaviors by participating in a Healthy U sponsored program.

 


UT Diabetes Prevention Program

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet to diabetes levels.  Without intervention, it is likely to become type 2 diabetes within ten years.  Fortunately, having prediabetes doesn't guarantee a person will develop type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable condition.

The University of Toledo has committed to implementing a CDC recognized lifestyle-change program to assist employees in preventing type 2 diabetes.  UT Diabetes Prevention is a structured program designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.

During the course of a year, a certified coach will help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, such as eating healthier, reducing stress and getting more physical activity.  The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.  The focus will be on long-term changes and lasting results.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must be a current UT employee and meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Body Mass Index at or higher than 24; if Asian, at or higher than 22, and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and
  • Have a blood-test results in the prediabetes range within the past year
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7-6.4%, or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125 mg/dL, or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after 75-gm glucose load): 140-199 mg/dL, or
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or
  • Score "high risk" on the American Diabetes Associations Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test at http://diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

Program Details

The University of Toledo is offering the program at no cost to our employees.  In exchange, we ask for each participant to remain engaged through the entire year.  Participants will meet as a group at least 22 times over the course of a year.  The group will meet weekly for the first four months, then every other week for the next two months and once a month for the final six months.

Our next groups will begin in January 2019 and two groups will be offered; one on Health Science Campus and one on Main Campus.  Enrollment is limited to the first 10 participants (per group) who submit eligibility documentation.

Health Science Campus*: Beginning January 23, 2019; will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Main Campus*: Beginning January 24, 2019; will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 

*There must be a minimum of 6 people enrolled for the class to take place.

Steps to Enroll

1. Determine you meet the eligibility criteria

2. Submit eligibility documentation to healthyut@utoledo.edu

3. Contact Healthy U with questions: 419.383.2348 or healthyut@utoledo.edu


Bio Telcare Complimentary Diabetic Meter and Test Strip Program

University of Toledo Pharmacies and Benefits are highlighting a new program available this year in partnership with CerpassRx and Telcare.  The BioTelcare Complimentary Diabetic Meter and Test Strip Program has many advantages over current products.  For more details, including eligibility and enrollment requirements, please visit UT Pharmacies website.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 7/9/19