According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 88 million Americans 18 or older have prediabetes — and more than 84% don’t even know they have it (CDC, 2022). In 2022, nearly 33,000 Quartz members were known to have prediabetes.
Knowing whether patients have prediabetes is the first step in preventing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and people with diabetes have medical costs that are 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes (CDC, 2021).
Quartz’s Diabetes Clinical Program aims to help members achieve optimal health and well-being, prevent diabetes, and reduce diabetes-related complications through increased interaction with their healthcare team and self-care strategies.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) are CDC-recognized and supported care modalities that engage members for 27 sessions over 12 months. Both the NDPP and MDPP use the Prevent T2 curriculum to help members track their:
- Weekly weight.
- Physical activity.
This program has been shown to improve participants’ blood sugar and blood sugar averages (A1C) and is designed to help members safely achieve a healthier weight, with 5-7% decreases in weight within the program’s first six months.
Quartz has partnered with local providers to ensure members have access to this powerful, life-changing program!* Members can find diabetes prevention programs in their medical homes and community.
- Gunderson Health System | NDPP, Healthy Living Workshops and Diabetes Support Groups
- Advocate Aurora Health | NDPP and MDPP
- UW Health | NDPP
- YMCA | NDPP and MDPP
- Wisconsin Institute on Healthy Aging | Healthy Living with Diabetes Programs
- Find a Diabetes Prevention Program Near You
We have heard from members like Joe, who shared how the Diabetes Prevention Program was the answer he had been searching for during the COVID-19 pandemic: “With a host of health issues that left me in a prediabetic state, I was working from home, with little physical activity and eating an unsustainable amount of fatty and sweet foods. My weight was up considerably, as well as my blood pressure and A1C. While I didn’t like how I felt physically, I thought I felt satisfied.”
But once Joe engaged with his lifestyle change coach and other members in a similar situation, he found himself ready to change. “I realized that I was not alone in this journey. I felt a sense of community and accountability to give my best effort. I also saw opportunities to try new things that I would not have considered without the program.”
Joe feels confident that the changes he’s made are here to stay. “I have been overjoyed that I have become an inspiration to my family and friends! The program has left me much healthier, both physically and mentally. I highly doubt I could have achieved this without this program and quite frankly view it not just as a lifestyle change but a lifesaving program.”
Are you interested in learning more about Diabetes Prevention Program through Quartz? Contact Customer Success today to connect with one of our Diabetes Care Navigators at (800) 362-3310.
Help Your Patients Assess Their Prediabetes Risk
Share that they can take a free one-minute risk test today.
Patients interested in Diabetes Prevention Programs? Let them know that they can find more information here.
Public marketing resources are available at: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/resources/professionals.html
*Coverage varies by product and plan
Sources: NCCDPHP. “Diabetes and Prediabetes (Fact Sheet),” (May 16, 2022), (accessed June 28, 2022), available at cdc.gov; CDC. “What is Diabetes?,” (Dec. 16, 2021), (accessed June 28, 2022), available at cdc.gov; WI Department of Health Services. “Prediabetes,” (Sept. 23, 2021), (accessed June 28, 2022), available at dhs.wisconsin.gov; NIDDKD. “Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP),” (Aug. 2021), (accessed June 28, 2022), available at niddk.nih.gov