Redesigning Wellness Podcast
About This Show
The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.
The Redesigning Wellness podcast is centered around what works and doesn’t work in wellness. In this podcast, Jen will interview experts in various worksite wellness specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing common barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward.
You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.
Most Recent Episode
020: Fighting Diabetes at the Worksite with Dr. David Marrero
3 days ago
You’ve probably heard the staggering numbers around diabetes. In the U.S. there are almost 30 million people with diabetes and 89 million with prediabetes. As many as one in three by 2030 will have diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures approximately 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes. It’s a bit of a problem in the U.S. but how can an employer address the disease? Today I talk to Dr. David Marrero, who’s an expert in the field of clinical trials in diabetes and translation research. His career in diabetes research got started when he was diagnosed with diabetes 40 years ago and couldn’t find any research on the subject. David and I discuss: the risk factors for diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Program, treating the whole patient and what employers need to understand about their employees with diabetes. As always, thanks for listening!