12 month program for people with prediabetes.
6 month program for people with risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
6 month program for stroke survivors or people at high risk for stroke.
SUPPORT DELIVERED WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST.
Text messaging allows us to deliver tips, reminders, and encouragement directly to you in the course of your everyday life when you are making the choices that affect your health. Instead of being delivered in a clinic or class, support arrives when you are distracted and have forgotten to check your blood sugar or are deciding whether to exercise or sit on the couch.
Hi Mary. It's time to check your blood sugar.
It's time to exercise! Your future self will thank you.
SMALL CHANGES WITH BIG IMPACT.
The amount of health information out there can be overwhelming and confusing, and recommendations for drastic changes aren't realistic or sustainable for most people. We focus on small, doable changes and simple rules of thumb that can easily be incorporated into your life. Over time, these small changes can add up to a large and lasting impact on your overall health.
INCENTIVES TO TAKE ACTION.
Good health is the ultimate reward, but, in the moment, it can be hard to say no to dessert or motivate yourself to exercise in exchange for a decreased risk of diabetic complications or heart disease 10 years down the road. Having a short-term goal can help jumpstart change - and make getting healthy more fun! That's why BEATDiabetes gives you chances to earn entries into drawings for prizes by meeting health goals and participating in monthly challenges.
Use the Half-Plate Rule: Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit. Stick with the Half-Plate Rule if you go back for seconds!
BIG plates, BIG problem. Studies show that people serve more food on big plates. Switch to smaller plates (like salad plates) to help with portion size.
Congratulations on the improvement in your blood sugars! You have earned a chance to win the $1000 BEATDiabetes drawing next month. Keep up the good work!
Our programs are provided at no cost to eligible participants.
Click on the individual programs to see where they are currently being offered.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“BEATDiabetes is a phenomenal program! The reminder texts helped me consistently take my medications, especially at night, and the tips kept me on track with my diet. Every time I started to eat something bad -
Bam! There's a text!”
— Will, age 68
Improved A1C from 8.2 to 6.1