February 18, 2021 – Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, having diabetes increases the risk of death by 50%. Furthermore, nine out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it and when the condition becomes full-blown, it affects all aspects of a person’s day-to-day life — causing fatigue, lack of focus, anxiety, mood swings, and sexual dysfunction, to name a few.
Diabetes often results in kidney disease, nervous system complications, gum disease, and amputation of limbs. The impact for employers is mighty, too — more than $20 billion is lost annually due to unplanned, missed days of work related to diabetes. While it sounds hopeless, there are proven ways to reverse the disease — Ciba Health can help.
Ciba Health, the personalized digital therapeutics and virtual healthcare platform, has launched a new Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Program — which allows both individual patients and corporate teams to learn about their unique diabetes drivers, achieve metabolic flexibility, and create life-long changes. The platform even takes into account each person’s specific biology to develop a plan uniquely tailored to them.
While “don’t eat carbs” is how a conventional doctor or endocrinologist would chiefly advise a patient with type 2 diabetes, this unique program helps achieve metabolic flexibility — the body’s ability to burn available carbohydrates and fats efficiently without the help of external resources.
Participants collaborate with a physician, dietitian, and health coach while leveraging wearable technology and customized, data-driven dietary supplements based on clinical assessment and lab tests. As a result, they can expect to eradicate the root causes that affect blood sugar levels instead of simply masking symptoms with medications. Ciba Health sets realistic goals that make lifestyle changes easy to achieve. There is no need for strict diets or restricting carbohydrates, since the aim is to decrease insulin resistance in a sustainable way.
With corporate and individual plans available, the new program not only aims to create life-long changes for individuals, but increase the quality of life and productivity for corporate employees, too. Companies can expect increased employee retention, decreased absenteeism and 3:1 projected pharmacy savings and medical claim savings.
Innocent Clement MD, MPH, MBA, CEO & Founder of Ciba Health explains: “Life is not over because you have type 2 diabetes. Make the most of what you have! Ciba Health is disrupting and revolutionizing the treatment of pre and type 2 diabetes by reversing it. We’re leveraging cutting-edge technology and a multidisciplinary approach to ensure long-term metabolic flexibility, which is a game changer in the diabetes treatment space.”
He continues: “Ciba Health is currently finalizing plans to integrate this program into health plans of several self-insured companies in the US. These companies are excited that something like this is finally on the market. Not only because it can help their employees to be healthy, happy, and more productive, but it will also enable them to save and shift their budget from treating diseases to investing in prevention and the general well-being of their employees.”
About Ciba Health:
Ciba Health looks at healthcare differently. They are a patient-centered entity that focuses on preventive medicine. They do so by taking a comprehensive approach to each patient — their medical history, lifestyle, and specific concerns — to equip them with the knowledge they need to lead a healthy life. As a result, they feel better, have an improved quality of life — and don’t need to visit the doctor as often.
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