We envision a life free of diabetes and all its burdens, which is fueled by our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of al people affected by diabetes. ~American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) works to “prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.” The organization does this by education, advocacy, and providing grants for research.
Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes with the majority (an estimated 29 million according to the ADA) suffering from Type 2. An additional estimated 84 million Americans 18 and older are prediabetic. In other words, 113 million people or 1 in 3 people in the United States suffer from prediabetes or diabetes. Read more
This past week, Rhode Island based CVS announced its 200,000 employees will be required to participate in a health screening or pay $600 more in annual health insurance premiums. The health screening will be paid by CVS and will assess employee weight, height, BMI (body mass index), cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels. This information will be submitted to a third-party administrator (not CVS affiliated) who will review the data and assess healthcare risks. Read more