President's Discretionary

Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller

2018 - $25,000

This funding will support a pilot diabetes prevention program for state Department of Transportation drivers with commercial driver’s licenses. The program is intended to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes among participants by providing them with resources to help make meaningful, lasting lifestyle changes. Diabetes is a costly illness: In the state employee and retiree health plan, diabetes management and treatment represent 18.7 percent of plan spending, and the health care costs for members with diabetes is more than three times higher than for those without diabetes. If successful, this program could serve as proof of concept for other employers or health plans considering covering diabetes-prevention programs for their members.