BurnAlong and American Diabetes Association Chapter Launch New Initiative to Help Employers Prevent and Manage Diabetes
ADA Diabetes Prevention and Risk Assessment, Followed by BurnAlong Courses and Programming, Launched on BurnAlong Platform to Global Audience
BALTIMORE, November 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BurnAlong and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) within DC, Maryland, and Northern virginia area today announced a new initiative of diabetes prevention video courses and programs created by diabetes experts, as well as ADA risk assessment that employers can use for diabetes awareness and prevention. diabetes in their workforce.
Awareness and prevention of diabetes are essential. More … than 34 million Americans suffer from diabetes with nearly 1.5 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed each year. In 2017, diabetes was listed as the seventh leading cause of death in America, unevenly affecting subsets of the population. Namely, 14.7% of Native Americans, 12.5% of Hispanics, 11.7% of Non-Hispanic Black Americans and 9.2% of Asian Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.
Treatment and prevention is a family affair, which is why BurnAlong offers diabetes and ADA risk assessment programs to all BurnAlong members and their family accounts. With personalized programs and communities, BurnAlong and the ADA’s DC National Capitol Area team are able to educate families and social circles about prevention. According to the ADA, nearly 210,000 Americans under the age of 20 have been diagnosed with diabetes.
In addition, it is costly for health care plans, individuals and employers. Every year, diagnosed diabetes costs $ 327 billion with $ 237 billion for direct medical expenses. Average $ 90 billion is lost every year in productivity due to the treatment of diabetes and related diseases.
As of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, the ADA Chapter and BurnAlong are able to positively impact employers, employees and their families with preventative care and long-term treatment. chronic diseases.
“We are delighted to offer our resources to help prevent and manage diabetes through BurnAlong. Together, we can take collective action to improve health outcomes, ”says Titilayo Ogunmakinwa, executive director at ADA. “This November we are taking ‘The Big Step Up’ with awareness, detection, management and opportunities to thrive together. We invite all BurnAlong members and their families to take the risk assessment and take # TheBigStepUp to prevent diabetes now. “
“BurnAlong is passionate about supporting the treatment and management of holistic health and chronic disease. We are honored to work with the local chapter of ADA to provide diabetes education and programs to turn small wins into big wins, ”commented Daniel Freedman, co-CEO of BurnAlong. “With the prevalence of diabetes in the United States today, every member of the BurnAlong team is touched by these numbers. We’re dedicating our work and effort this month to #TheBigStepUp. “
You can find out more about ADA activities during American Diabetes Month through www.diabetes.org/ADM. If you are interested in delivering BurnAlong’s specialist content and ADA risk assessment to your teams, you can learn how to get started by visiting www.burnalong.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve of the diabetes epidemic and help people with diabetes thrive. For 81 years, the ADA has led discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes while working tirelessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education, we aim to improve the quality of life for the nearly 122 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes brought us together. What we do next will connect us for life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
BurnAlong (www.BurnAlong.com) is an online health, wellness and fitness platform that works with leading employers, insurers, municipalities, nonprofits, and healthcare systems that provide BurnAlong to their employees, members and patients . BurnAlong helps people achieve their health and wellness goals by giving them unprecedented access to over 2000+ instructors, giving live and on-demand wellness classes in over 45 categories – from traditional fitness to nutrition, financial well-being, fitness training, chronic disease, and more – for the whole family. People can take classes on their own or live with others where they can see each other and get along for additional social motivation.
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