for Type 2 Diabetes
The real work of Type 2 diabetes happens not during the few hours a year that you are in the doctor's office, but during the other 5000 waking hours
when you are on our own, surrounded by temptation and distraction.
BEATDiabetes provides diabetes support and advice when you need it most,
in the course of your day-to-day life
when you are making the decisions that affect your health.
Average A1C improvement for people entering BEATDiabetes with an A1C over 7
$1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing
Good health is the ultimate reward for taking care of your diabetes. However, we know that it can be hard to maintain focus on a goal that seems far off and abstract, especially if you are currently feeling well. In the moment, it can be hard to pass up a cookie or motivate yourself to get off the couch and exercise in exchange for a decreased risk of diabetic complications 10-20 years down the road.
That's why we give you financial incentives to reach short-term hemoglobin A1C goals. Research shows that by achieving these short-term A1C goals, you will be lowering your long-term risk of diabetes-related blindness, amputations, and kidney failure.
If you achieve an A1C that is less than 7 or has improved by at least 1 point compared to your previous best A1C while in the program, you will earn a chance to win the $1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing held 3 times a year. You can double or triple your chances to win by achieving larger decreases in your A1C (greater than 2 points or greater than 3 points) or by reaching your A1C target multiple times in a row.
HOW IT WORKS
BEATDiabetes delivers diabetes advice and reminders directly to your fingertips by text &
offers financial incentives to help motivate you to take action.
Practical tips on diet, exercise, and diabetes care will be delivered to you by text
3-5 times a week. The tips will focus on small changes that can add up to a big impact on your blood sugars and overall health.
With busy lives, it is easy to get sidetracked and forget to take medication or check blood sugars. BEATDiabetes gives you the ability to schedule customized text message reminders to take medications, check blood sugars, and exercise.
Good health is the ultimate reward for optimal diabetes care, but sometimes having a short term goal can help jumpstart change. If you meet your A1C target, you will
earn entry into the
$1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing held 3 times a year.
This 12 month program is FREE to eligible people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Each 1 point improvement in A1C is associated with*:
Any Diabetes-Related Complication or Death
(diabetic eye & kidney disease)
Amputation or Death from Peripheral Vascular Disease
*UKPDS 35. BMJ 2000;321:405–12
We are enrolling people from participating clinics and communities in this free, 12 month program. To be eligible, you must have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, have a phone that can accept text messages and a plan that allows unlimited incoming text messages, and receive your care in a participating clinic or community.
CURRENT ACTIVE PROGRAMS
Open to all Charlottesville Area residents
Open to participants from