The virtual health and wellness company Umemba Health, LLC is among a select few organizations that are pending recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) to deliver the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (“DPP”) via group telehealth classes and live video conferencing.
The Diabetes Prevention Program resulted from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) backed research study that was published in 2002. The study contained 3,234 participants who were overweight and had prediabetes and was aimed at discovering whether modest weight loss through dietary changes and increased physical activity or treatment with the oral diabetes drug Metformin was more effective at preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes. Among its findings, the study showed that people at risk for developing diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes by losing a modest amount of weight through diet and exercise. DPP participants in the lifestyle intervention group reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent during the study. Lifestyle changes worked particularly well for participants aged 60 and older, reducing their risk by 71 percent.
Umemba Health’s Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program (VDPP) addresses the limitations and barriers of physical class attendance by allowing patients to attend their DPP classes via group telehealth video calls, which is convenient and saves both time and money. Each session is facilitated by a Diabetes Educator or Certified Lifestyle Coach and all participants get access to a mobile coaching app so they can take pictures of their food and track their health data getting live feedback from their lifestyle coach.
Umemba Health is different from other digital models. Most virtual programs deliver the program in on-demand, pre-recorded, self-progression modules that participants do in their own time. Umemba Health provides so much more. Interaction with a real person. Interaction with community. Accessibility, convenience, and affordability without the hassle.
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For more information and to enroll in the Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program, visit www.umembahealth.com