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Engage Yourself

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

Stress-Less WORKSHOPS

Stress is inevitable.  The problem becomes when stress is overpowering and isn't managed properly.  Rocket Wellness has developed a workshop designed to provide participants with multiple stress management techniques in order to increase their resiliency towards adverse situations. Participants will receive a workbook from the presenter and will work through the pages together while discussing the various stress management techniques. This small group workshop is available to individual departments via request. If your department would like to offer this workshop, please email healthyut@utoledo.edu


Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs

Healthy U is committed to providing programs that will impact the lives of UToledo faculty and staff. Diabetes affects nearly 10% of the population and Healthy U has partnered with UToledo Pharmacy to provide a variety of programming to helps employees at all stages of type 2 diabetes. 

 

UToledo Prevention T2 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 UToledo 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 2020 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 22, 2020; will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Main Campus*: Beginning January 23, 2020; 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

 

Diabetes Conversation Map

UToledo Pharmacy and Healthy U have partnered to provide diabetes education through group classes, utilizing the Conversation Map® program.  UToledo Pharmacists, who are trained facilitators, will help participants discover solutions to manage their diabetes through proper monitoring and nutrition. These sessions are available for any employee who is newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or has a loved one that is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The innovative participant-centered maps were developed in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.  Unlike a more traditional, lecture-based approach, the Conversation Map® sessions are interactive and collaborative to improve the engagement and learning experience for participants. 

Map 1: On the road to better managing diabetes This map covers many of the basic concepts one needs to know about diabetes and managing diabetes.
Map 2: Diabetes and healthy eating This map engages participants in a more detailed discussion about the connections between food and diabetes, and the importance of healthy eating as it relates to managing diabetes. 
Map 3: Monitoring blood glucose This map engages participants in a discussion about the importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low blood glucose, and how to use results from monitoring to better manage diabetes. 
Map 4: Continuing the journey with diabetes This map covers some more complex concepts related to diabetes including the natural course of diabetes, the many medicine options that exist for people with disease, what insulin is and how it works, long term complications associated with diabetes, and the ABC's (A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol). 

UToledo employees may enroll for as many of the map sessions as they wish. However, these are small group sessions and space is limited. 
To enroll, please complete the Conversation Map enrollment form 

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4
Monday, Feb. 3, 12-1 p.m.                Main Campus Monday, Feb. 17, 12-1 p.m.              Main Campus Monday, March 2, 12-1 p.m.               Main Campus Monday, March 16, 12-1 p.m.               Main Campus
Monday, Feb. 10, 12-1 p.m. Health Science Campus Monday, Feb. 24,  12-1 p.m. Health Science Campus Monday, March 9, 12-1 p.m. Health Science Campus Monday, March 23, 12-1 p.m. Health Science Campus

 

 

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 UToledo Pharmacies website.

 

Individualized Appointments

Complimentary individualized appointments are available to all faculty, staff and dependents.  A trained pharmacist can answer your personalized questions about your medications or disease states.  To take advantage of this benefit, call your preferred UToledo Pharmacy or 419-383-1591.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 12/3/19