Insurer joins with YMCA in diabetes effort

The insurance company UnitedHealth Group is partnering with retail pharmacies and the YMCA in efforts to make people with Type 2 diabetes healthier.
The New York Times today had a report about the initiative involving “lifestyle coaches” to help lower medical costs associated with the disease. Read the article at www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/health/14diabetes.html?ref=health
This approach is similar to one that the Catholic Diocese of Memphis has used to lower its costs. Read the article at www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=46450

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