Chronic Disease Management Programs
Chronic disease management is a necessity, not a choice, for payors. Chronic diseases affect 60% of adults and place, by far, the biggest burden on the healthcare system. Improving chronic disease management processes and outcomes in your organization could lower your costs and improve productivity.
Preventing Chronic Disease
<p style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Since chronic diseases are the greatest driver of healthcare costs and lost productivity, you cannot afford to ignore their impact. As an employer or insurer, you need to know that 9 in 10 healthcare dollars in the United States are spent on chronic diseases and mental health conditions for a total annual cost of about $3 trillion</p>
Scalability Challenges: Digital Diabetes Prevention
<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">The Diabetes Prevention Program is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an effective way to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among individuals with prediabetes or high type 2 diabetes risk. The DPP has been shown to lower 3-year diabetes risk by over 50%. </p>
Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin
Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 8 percent of adults in the United States...
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">November is Diabetes Awareness Month. <strong><em>November, 2018</em></strong>. Will it be the month that saves your life? Will it save your family members and friends? It may turn out to be a life-saving for millions of Americans because November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.</p>
Digital Therapeutics for Chronic Disease | Lark Health
<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">The world has gone digital. Are you keeping up? Digital therapeutics are not the <em>next</em> big thing in healthcare. Digital therapeutics are the <em>current </em>big thing in healthcare! If your organization is not using them, you are risking sicker members or employees, and higher healthcare costs, and decreased productivity.</p>
Disease Management Programs (DMPs)
<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Disease Management Programs are treatments that are offered through devices such as phones, sensors, apps, and computers. Many types of devices and health program delivery systems can be considered part of disease management. Digital health coaches that use artificial intelligence (AI) to provide customized coaching.</p>
Chronic Disease Management: How Employers Can Help
<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Chronic Disease Management is the single greatest contributor to reductions in healthcare spending by employers, and to employee satisfaction with health benefit offerings.</p>
What is Gestational Diabetes? (Pregnancy Diabetes)
Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby's health.
Getting the Most From Your Lark Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes may be a chronic condition that changes your life, but using Lark Diabetes Care can help, so great job getting started!
9 Tips For A Healthy Fast Food Breakfast for Diabetes
Eating fast food can be hard to avoid. Here are some tips for a healthy fast food breakfast for diabetes to keep blood sugar stable.
How to Follow a Low Glycemic Index Diet
The glycemic index of a food is a measure of how it affects your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI leads to a quick and high spike in your blood sugar levels, followed by a dip. Foods with a lower GI have a less dramatic and healthier effect on your blood sugar.
Is It Possible to Reverse Diabetes?
Prediabetes, also known as borderline diabetes, is the stage before Diabetes. It is a condition in which your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not as high as it would be if you had diabetes. If you have prediabetes, you may have no symptoms. However, you are at higher risk for developing diabetes.
Blood Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes: How it Works
Your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is an important measure of your health. This is where blood glucose monitoring comes into play to help with diabetes.
Glycemic Index: How to Determine High vs Low Glycemic Foods
The time has come to rethink what you thought you knew about carbohydrates if you thought all are the same. Instead of following a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that was popular decades ago, or avoiding nearly all carbohydrates with a low-carbohydrate diet, you can take a more moderate approach by choosing the "good" carbs using the glycemic index.
Blood Sugar Chart: What is the Normal Range for Blood Sugar?
Blood sugar is an important part for you to be healthy but remembering what a normal level can be hard. Let our blood sugar level chart help!
Maintaining Well-Being During Social Distancing When You Have Diabetes
Social distancing helps slow the spread of coronavirus. For people with diabetes, it is even more important to understand the risks of COVID.
COVID-19 and Prediabetes: Staying Active while Sheltering in Place
During quarantine, the safest option is staying at home as much as possible. For people with prediabetes, staying active is a challenge.
Five Things You're Doing to Increase Your Heart Disease Risk
You have a lot of control over your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Here are 5 ways that you may be raising your risk, and what you can do about it.
Can a Positive Mindset Prevent Diabetes?
Despite your healthy intentions, you may sometimes encounter obstacles such as low motivation, not enough time, too much stress, or irresistible temptations. Should you just throw in the towel? Of course you should not give up! Instead, keep making healthy choices as much as possible, and Lark will be there with encouragement and tips.
How to Get the Social Support You Need When Managing Diabetes or Your Chronic Condition
High levels of social support from family, friends, and peers leads to better health and faster recovery from chronic conditions.