By STAFF REPORTS
Individuals enrolled in Medicare Part B may qualify to have Mississippi Lifestyle Care provide a Lifestyle Coach free for a year.
Individuals selected will enjoy in-person sessions to help them feel good, look better, live longer, and reduce their chances of experiencing the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Mississippi Lifestyle Care, supported by the Diabetes Coalition of Mississippi, is delivering the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program and Findhelp social needs resources.
A Lifestyle Coach workforce is being deployed statewide to provide these programs in every Mississippi zip code.
Mississippi is one of the first states to have a statewide Lifestyle Coach workforce to provide access to diabetes prevention care bundled with social needs resources that will help Medicare Part B beneficiaries with diet, exercise, weight loss, lowering social needs barriers, and many other healthy lifestyle changes for a full year at no cost.
Prediabetes is a condition where individuals have higher than normal blood sugar which increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. It is estimated that 814,000 Mississippians have prediabetes, and many do not know it.
With 80 percent of the people on Medicare living with two or more chronic conditions, the writing is on the wall that something must be done to improve overall health outcomes. Mississippi Lifestyle Care is addressing the burdensome health care costs for seniors with fixed incomes working to manage their budgets and sustain their health.
Mississippi Lifestyle Care is focused on healthy lifestyle change to reduce the massive chronic disease burden on the state’s healthcare systems. Never has a statewide effort launched a border-to-border Lifestyle Coach workforce to confront type 2 diabetes, obesity, and social determinants of health barriers to achieve sustainable health.
Individuals interested in having a Lifestyle Coach free for a year, visit www.MsLifestyleCare.com to find out if you qualify.