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ARTICLE Diabetes Prevention and Control

Diabetes Prevention and Control

UnitedHealthcare offers a range of innovative programs and services aimed at tipping the scales against the rising, related epidemics of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity in the U.S. We are driving meaningful change in the health of our nation by applying our broad assets in technology, health data, evidence-based medical decision-making, disease management and wellness programs to enhance and expand the prevention and management of serious, costly chronic conditions.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

79 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes and most don't know it.

Put another way, 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, which is when you have higher blood sugar levels than normal. Fortunately, it can often be reversed through weight loss, a healthier diet and an increase in activity.

Find out if you are at risk and enroll today. Go to

Diabetes Control Program

Diabetes Control Program

Already have diabetes?

The Diabetes Control Program can help guide you to a better, healthier life.

The program is simple. Four times per year you will be able to attend private, in-depth consultations with a specially trained pharmacist at a convenient retail pharmacy near you to help you manage and control diabetes.

The pharmacist will help you manage and control your diabetes symptoms and will show you how to:

  • Manage your medications
  • Improve blood glucose levels
  • Monitor cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices

The goal? To take control of diabetes and not let it control you.

Who can attend? For many participants, Diabetes Control Program will be provided as part of your health benefits, at no additional cost to you.

The results? Small lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on whether you develop the more serious complications associated with diabetes. Hundreds of people have already benefited from this program, and developed healthy habits that can lead to a healthier future.

Diabetes Control Brochure

Ready to get started? You have options:

  • Call 1-800-650-2885 for more information about the program.
  • Contact your employer's benefits administrator to see if you are eligible.
Read our Diabetes Control Program Brochure to find tips on ways to control diabetes.

Diabetes Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare offers a variety of programs to help individuals covered by employer-sponsored insurance better manage their diabetes and prediabetes. The Diabetes Health Plan is a first-of-its-kind program designed specifically to help the rapidly growing number of people with diabetes and prediabetes manage their conditions more effectively, while controlling the escalating costs to employers that insure them.

Going a step beyond traditional wellness programs, the Diabetes Health Plan offers financial rewards for following medically proven preventive steps to help manage diabetes such as having regular blood sugar checks, routine health exams and preventive screenings. The DHP reduces or eliminates out-of-pocket expenses for diabetes and prediabetes care, medications and supplies in exchange for plan participants' compliance.

For additional information about helping to prevent and manage diabetes and childhood obesity, including downloadable resources, go to