PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Health, a leading integrated community network, added Fit for Service Wellness in Plano, Texas to its national network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes prevention program (DPP) providers.
Eighty-six million American adults are living with prediabetes and 90 percent of them are unaware they are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To combat this epidemic, diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC work with people with prediabetes on lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
The Fit for Service Wellness DPP focuses on community support to help participants instill lasting healthy lifestyle changes. The program encourages participants to bring friends and family to DPP classes and offers grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations as well as exercise tips for increased physical activity. Additionally, individual coaching is available to guide participants through any challenges they may experience. The DPP has been going strong for four years and boasts many success stories including one participant who initially lost 50 pounds, but whose continued lifestyle change was so significant, shed a total of 80 pounds at last tally.
"Since we can't change our past, we can only affect our future," said Pamela Nelson, RN, PhD, president and CEO of Fit for Service Wellness. "Solera Health will help us ensure a time when Plano is diabetes-free by not only growing our pool of DPP participants, but also giving us the crucial regulatory support to navigate Medicare compliance."
"Adding trusted partners who meet the needs of communities like Plano, Texas to our national network of DPP providers is a top Solera priority," said Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health's CEO. "Our community providers consistently have outstanding outcomes by connecting participants to local resources that result in sustainable lifestyle changes that reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes."
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefits network that connects consumers, payers, and providers with community organizations and digital therapeutics, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the "best fit" program based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.
About Fit for Service Wellness
Fit for Service Wellness offers lifestyle behavior programs that focus on the individual to make changes in their behaviors that impact their own lives and the lives family and friends through education and managing lifestyle behaviors. Our programs include weight loss, smoking cessation, anger management, chronic disease management and type 2 diabetes prevention. Certified health coaches support each client to work through their concerns to make positive change. We also provide workplace wellness solutions for small companies to provide solutions for their employees and their families.
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