Solera Health, GemCare Wellness Tackle Diabetes Together
Integrated network matches at-risk Ohioans with innovative prevention program.
News provided by Solera Health. Release Date: 01/03/2019.
Phoenix, AZ: Solera Health, a leading integrated community network, added Ohio-based health coaching company GemCare Wellness to its national network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes prevention program (DPP) providers.
Eighty-six million American adults are living with prediabetes. To fight this epidemic, diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC work with people with prediabetes on lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
GemCare Wellness provides their DPP intervention by way of a goal-oriented program focused on diet adjustments, increased physical activity, and stress management. Licensed registered dieticians act as dedicated coaches who guide each participant through reasonable and achievable healthy lifestyle changes. What sets GemCare Wellness apart is their fully personalized approach in setting individuals’ goals and following up with continuous guidance and encouragement throughout the program. And while the goals are tailored for each person, the program is held in a group setting, providing a supportive environment where they interact with others facing similar challenges.
Since GemCare Wellness started their DPP, virtually all their participants lost weight, with the group collectively meeting the five percent minimum weight loss goal set by the CDC. Some individuals even exceeded the weight loss goal and lost as much as seven percent of their body weight. This translated to a 58 percent reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, 30 percent of participants were no longer considered to have clinical prediabetes at the end of the program.
“A third of adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, and some do not even know it,” said James Piper, vice president and general manager at GemCare Wellness. “Solera shares our passion to make a difference in preventing diabetes, and through their connections with employers and health plans, we can broaden our outreach and meet patients that will realize real benefits from our program.”
“We are looking forward to pairing those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Ohio with GemCare Wellness as we continue to increase our work with communities nationwide via these local diabetes prevention programs,” said Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health’s CEO. “The results that GemCare’s program has achieved to date speak for themselves and I am proud to call them a trusted partner in the fight to eradicate this disease.”
To learn more or register for one of the 2019 Diabetes Prevention class locations, please visit www.gemcarewellness.com/diabetes-prevention.
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefits network that connects consumers, payers, and providers with community organizations and digital therapeutics, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the “best fit” program based on each individual’s unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.
About GemCare Wellness
GemCare Wellness is a leader in the health and wellness industry by offering strategic services that brings meaningful, measurable, and financially rewarding results to its clients. GemCare utilizes a personalized approach in order to guide participants in making lasting health improvements that help manage conditions as well as reduce the risk of acquiring chronic conditions in the future. By only employing certified healthcare professionals, GemCare Wellness delivers superior quality of care to ensure its members reach their maximum potential and its clients receive positive outcomes. For more information, visit https://www.gemcarewellness.com
Joe Reblando for Solera Health
James Piper for GemCare Wellness