November 2017
Learn about your risk of developing diabetes

More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and most don’t even know it. Prediabetes means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes.

Research shows that people at risk for developing diabetes can prevent or delay its onset by losing a modest amount of weight through diet and exercise.

The Diabetes Prevention Program can help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You can take a one-minute quiz to see if you qualify.

The program is offered through the Wellvolution® program at no additional cost. It can help you:

  • Learn sustainable ways to lose weight through programs such as Weight Watchers®, Noom®, or the Blue Mesa Health Transform program
  • Stay active and connected with wireless trackers and wireless scales
  • Reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by adopting healthy habits that last a lifetime

When you enroll in the program, you get to choose the type of support you prefer, whether it’s in-person, online or through a smartphone app.

Are you at risk for diabetes or prediabetes?
There are certain factors that can increase the risk of developing diabetes or prediabetes:

  • Weight: Having a body mass index (BMI) over 25
  • Age: Being age 40 or older
  • Family history: Having a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Ethnicity: Being of Hispanic or African American origin
  • Activity level: Having a more sedentary lifestyle

See if you qualify for this covered benefit
Simply take a one-minute quiz to find your risk level. If you qualify and complete four weeks of the program, you can receive a Fitbit Zip® or Fitbit Flex 2™ wireless activity tracker at no extra cost to you. All CalPERS Blue Shield members 18 and older who are at risk for diabetes are covered.


Take the quiz


Weight Watchers® recipe

Tropical mango overnight oats

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 0 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 1

Overnight oats are a perfect use for frozen fruit. The fruit defrosts in the fridge, and its liquid helps make the oats creamy.
Download recipe.
Ingredients

1⁄3 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
1⁄3 cups unsweetened refrigerated coconut milk
1⁄2 tsp ginger root, minced
1 cup unsweetened frozen mango chunks
1 tsp agave nectar
1 pinch pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch table salt
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, except coconut flakes, in a medium jar or large glass. Stir, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with coconut and serve.