The Diabetes Alliance is available to Mount Sinai Health System employees who are interested in taking the first steps in making nutrition and lifestyle changes. A Mount Sinai Health System Registered Dietitian who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is available to see employees who are at risk for developing diabetes or who currently are living with diabetes on each hospital campus. The RD CDE serves as a diabetes coach and will work with faculty and employees and their primary care physicians to create a customized meal and exercise plan and address other health matters, such as average blood sugar (A1C), blood pressure, cholesterol levels and self-care skills. Over 500 Mount Sinai Health System employees have taken advantage of this free wellness services and have experienced the benefits of this personalized wellness service.
"I was excited about my A1C levels dropping from 10.3 to 7.0 by participating in the Diabetes Alliance. With small lifestyle changes—eliminating juice, increasing fiber intake, and weekly activity—I was able to achieve my goal. I feel great about myself. As a result of my new wellness practices, my children and grandchildren are eating heathier, too.” - Valerie R., Department of Information Technology
To complement the Diabetes Alliance, Mount Sinai partnered with Epicured, a healthcare company that specializes in bringing the best of the clinical and culinary worlds together to harness the power of food-as-medicine. The meals are prepared by Michelin-star chefs and reviewed by dietitians. Many of the meals are perfectly portioned, balanced, and calorie-controlled to help you manage your diabetes or prevent diabetes. Employees will receive a 20% discount on all orders.
Visit epicured.com/mountsinaiwellness to place your first order! Eat well. Be well.
For assistance, the Epicured team is available via e-mail at email@example.com.
Livongo Health offers employees a cellular connected glucose meter (In Touch) that enables you to send information securely to Livongo’s smart-cloud and to a care team (family, Certified Diabetes Educator, physicians, etc.) in real-time. Livongo captures information including blood sugar, perceived wellbeing, and activity levels from the glucose meter. Livongo employs a team of CDEs who are available 24/7 to monitor and reach out to those who are experiencing low or high blood sugar levels. As a participant in Livongo, employees receive unlimited blood sugar testing supplies.
NBU Employees who participate in a Mount Sinai Health System sponsored insurance product are eligible for Livongo.
Transform by Blue Mesa Health is available to Mount Sinai Health System faculty and staff who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or are at high risk for developing diabetes. Participants in Transform will download the Blue Mesa Health app, to download wellness related content each week for a total of 16 weeks. The curriculum includes topics related to nutrition, exercise, initiating a healthier lifestyle, and practicing mindfulness. As an added bonus, all participants receive a free wireless scale and a Fitbit.
For questions or to register for Blue Mesa Health, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My Weigh 2 Prevent Diabetes” is a team-based, group class led by a Health Coach who is also employed by Mount Sinai. These weekly wellness-focused classes, offered over a period of 16 weeks, are proven to assist employees in achieving personal nutrition and exercise goals. Employees learn how to incorporate healthy food options while creating nutritious meal plans, and how to make small, meaningful changes to their diet.