Learn How to Manage Diabetes and Stay Healthy
Sentara Health Plans can help you, or a loved one manage diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. Diabetes-related complications may be prevented, but only if long-term lifestyle changes are made.
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Omada Health Prediabetes Program
Sentara Health Plans partners with Omada® to offer a targeted group of Sentara Health Plans members a year-long diabetes and heart disease prevention program. As part of the program, eligible members will receive:
- an interactive program to guide their journey
- a wireless smart scale to monitor progress
- weekly online lessons to empower them
- a professional health coach for added support
- a small group of peers to keep them engaged in the program
The Omada program is modeled on the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program clinical trial, which showed that people with prediabetes who lost a modest amount of weight through lifestyle intervention sharply reduced their chances of developing diabetes. Research has shown that applying these same core principles of behavior change can reduce risk factors for heart disease as well.1
Using specific clinical criteria and claims data, Sentara Health Plans has identified a targeted population for this invite-only program. Eligible Sentara Health Plans members may receive invitations via mail or email to visit a dedicated Omada web page and complete a brief health test to determine if Omada is right for them.
1LeFevre M. Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Ann Intern Med doi:10.7326/M14-1796. August 26, 2014.