By Jeff Arnold, CEO and Chairman
Recently, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index released the The Face of Diabetes in the United States report which analyzed the prevalence of diabetes across the U.S. by region, key demographics, and occupation. In addition to finding that diabetes in our country climbed to a new high of 11.6% in 2016, our research found that the prevalence of diabetes decreases as education increases.
The impact education can have on diabetes is a powerful point to bear in mind – and not only in terms of prevention but also for those who are faced with managing diabetes. When Sheila Holcomb, vice president of the Sharecare Diabetes Solution, spoke with the American Journal of Managed Care about our research, she reinforced that continuing diabetes education is extremely important across one’s lifespan highlighting the work Sharecare is doing with Munroe Regional Medical Center and Florida Blue as examples of innovative diabetes education and management.
At Sharecare, we are committed to doing our part to curb the impact diabetes has on individuals and healthcare at-large, and our latest research is a critical data point fueling our passion to create a healthier world through insights and innovation.