HabitNu Launches Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Pilot at Walmart Well being areas in Chicago’s South and West Sides


CHICAGO, January 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – HabitNu announced today that an affordable online diabetes prevention program is now available at Chicago new Walmart Health locations.

Prediabetes is a serious condition that affects one in three adults in the United States. Without intervention, more than half will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 to 5 years, which involves enormous personal and economic costs. HabitNu, op ChicagoThe Cambridge-based company is working with Walmart Health on a diabetes prevention program to address this problem.

HabitNu offers a personalized program that combines health coaching, CDC’s evidence-based curriculum, and digital tools to help individuals identify prediabetes, learn disease prevention information, set goals, manage weight, and get support for healthier lives. Walmart Health will be testing HabitNu’s CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at two new Walmart Health locations: one in the Austin Neighborhood at 1715 N. Kilpatrick Avenue and one in Chatham at 8410 S. Holland Road.

Walmart Health’s Community Health Workers (CHWs), based in the surrounding communities and trained by HabitNu, will support this Chicago Residents of the south and west sides on their diabetes management trips.

The HabitNu program is virtually deployed due to COVID-19 and is fully covered for Medicare and Medicare Advantage members. The first pilot is open to 40 participants per site for a total of 80. HabitNu has set up a scholarship fund to help qualified individuals who cannot afford the low monthly self-payment option.

And Chicago10% of the population suffer from type 2 diabetes and need this support. “Black and Latin American Chicago residents are 30% more likely to have diabetes than white residents. By providing DPP, HabitNu can help reduce the burden of diabetes ChicagoEspecially now as obesity and type 2 diabetes add to an increased risk of COVID-19-related complications, ” said HabitNu founder and CEO and a South Side resident Dr. Sindhu Rajan.

“Walmart Health remains focused on providing high quality, affordable, and accessible health and wellness solutions to our communities,” said Dr. Soujanya (Chinni) Pulluru, Senior Director, Clinical Transformation, Innovation, and Operations, Walmart, Health & Wellness. “We continue to seek ways to provide healthcare solutions to our communities and are excited to partner with HabiNu on this pilot diabetes prevention program to help HabiNu residents Austin and Chatham. “

About HabitNu: HabitNu offers scientifically proven programs to combat lifestyle diseases. HabitNu’s diabetes prevention program is fully recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for its results. More information is available at http://www.walmart.habitnu.com

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