In observance of Heart Health Month, King County and Omada want to provide you with tips for taking small steps to improving your heart health. There’s no question about it–regular activity really pays off, from lowering your blood sugar and cholesterol to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Omada is a personalized program that surrounds you with the tools and support you need to reach your health goals, whether that’s preventing diabetes, managing diabetes, or improving your overall health. King County offers Omada to help you build healthy habits that stick, one small change at a time. Below are tips for getting active as well as more information about the Omada Diabetes Management program and Diabetes Prevention program.
3 Ways to Get Active Today
1. Ease into it
Exercise doesn’t have to be hard to benefit you, and pushing too hard too fast can lead to injury. Start slowly and gradually: a walk or yoga can be a great way to start.
2. Listen to your body
Go slow, do what you can, and take breaks when you need. Consistent activity that you can build on slowly over time will help you see progress more than an intense activity that’s harder to stick with.
3. Bring a buddy
To get the support you need, involve the people you care about. Find a friend to walk with at lunch or someone you can text to hold you accountable for your daily goal. Create a support system to stay on track.
Omada Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Management
King County employees receive the Diabetes Prevention Program free if you or eligible covered family members are enrolled in any King County medical plan, are 18 or older, and at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
In addition to the Diabetes Prevention Program, Regence offers the Omada Diabetes Management Program at no cost for their members living with diabetes.
With Omada, you will:
- Reach your health resolutions with a dedicated health coach.
- Create a plan that fits your lifestyle, based on proven scientific methods.
- Access resources to help guide you.
Visit omadahealth.com/kingcounty to get started.
Omada Diabetes Prevention Program
The Omada Diabetes Prevention Program is open to employees and family members age 18+ who are covered by a King County medical plan, including Kaiser Permanente’s Smart Care, Regence KingCare, and Regence KingCare Select.
The online program provides you with the tools and support you need to reach your health goals, whether that’s losing weight or improving your overall health.
Omada Diabetes Management Program for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
The Omada Diabetes Management Program is open to employees and family members age 18+ who are covered by the Regence KingCare and Regence KingCare Select medical plans who have a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
The Omada Diabetes Management Program provides 24/7 access to support and tools to help you say on top of diabetes.
(Please note, the Kaiser SmartCare medical plan provides a similar diabetes management program to their members. If you’re enrolled in SmartCare, call or chat with your care team to learn more.)
Claim your benefit to get paired with your professional health coach.
Learn more at: omadahealth.com/kingcounty