March 2017

Payer-Provided Fitness Rewards: Employers Will Look At Evidence

March 05, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

Recommendations to interrupt long periods of sitting challenge both insurers and employers to find methods, based on evidence, to encourage physical activity throughout the day to improve health. Aetna has pursued programs with Apple with its own employees.

Can Yoga, Mindfulness Fit With Managed Care?

March 03, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

Recent studies have linked yoga and mindfulness with reduced stress, improved glycemic control, and even lower medical costs. Should these low-cost practices find ways to standardize to meet payers' needs? Or is it managed care that needs to adapt?

Differential Weight Loss Effects on Type 2 Diabetes Remission Among Adults

March 02, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

An analysis of nationally representative survey-based data finds that 5.2% of adults with type 2 diabetes were in remission, without bariatric surgery, at the end of the second year.