By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “Project Not Me” is the name of a 12 month study that is aimed at helping those who are at risk for type-2 diabetes. More than 300 adults are being sought for the pilot program in two test markets including one in Philadelphia.READ MORE: ACLU Announces Philadelphia Police Pilot Program As Alternate To Stop And Frisk
If chosen, pre-diabetes participants will watch 16 Xfinity on demand video episodes in the comfort of their own homes and incorporate information from support materials into their daily lives.
The goal is to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes by promoting healthy eating, increasing physical activity and other life style changes.READ MORE: Police Arrest Kareen Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
UnitedHealth Group and Comcast Corporation have partnered for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
“We know we have to rethink health care and rethink the way that we deliver care,” says Deborah Sundal who heads UnitedHealthcare’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization.
“The good news is that there are many lifestyle changes that with support you can make and significantly reduce your chance of getting type-2 diabetes.MORE NEWS: President Joe Biden Touts Made In America Plan During Trip To Mack Truck Facility In Lehigh Valley
For more information, go to www.projectnotmedp.com.