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New Share-It Emails for Member School Employees

edHEALTH launched its first share-it email to engage higher education employees in their healthcare benefits. These emails will include helpful tips for navigating and maximizing benefit program...

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October edHEALTH news

Find out edHEALTH news and insights in the October 2019 digital edition of our newsletter. Check out our October 2019 Digital Digest!

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Prevalence of Diabetes Growing: Chronic, Costly, and Deadly Disease Takes Toll on Patients and Payers

If you attended edHEALTH’s Annual Meeting, you saw the visual impact of diabetes in the United States. The prevalence has skyrocketed between 1990s and today, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Today:Diabetes prevalence: An estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4 percent of the U.S. population – an increase of 44% since 1998)Pre-diabetes prevalence: An estimated 84.1 million people (more than 1 out of 3 adults) have pre-diabetes: 9 out of 10 don’t know they have it.Diabetes, which occurs when blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. The main types of diabetes are type 1 (also called Juvenile Diabetes where the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas), type 2 (as well as prediabetes where cells become resistant to the action of insulin), and gestational (in pregnancy, too little glucose gets into the mother’s cel...

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