Diabetes basics

Before you begin selling Aspire, it’s important to understand what it means to be living with diabetes.

Diabetes affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and income levels.

People living with diabetes often find it difficult to navigate resources, and find tools and reources that can really improve their quality of life

People living with diabetes may feel a stigma that adds to the stress and anxiety of managing their health

Prediabetes

Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Left unmanaged, prediabetes will likely progress into type 2 diabetes.

Type 1

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to get sugar (glucose) into cells so they can produce energy. Overtime, the impact of type 1 diabetes can affect major organs. While there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, it can be managed with insulin therapy, diet and exercise.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Left unmanaged, prediabetes will likely progress into type 2 diabetes.

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With Aspire, we’re rewarding people who are living with diabetes for the things they are already doing every day to manage their diabetes and stay healthy, including:

Managing their HbA1c levels

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Daily Exercise

Many people living with diabetes exercise regularly and can earn points and rewards without making any lifestyle changes. For your clients who need a little more incentive, John Hancock Vitality might be just what they need to get started on a routine that works for them.

Eating Healthy

Through the HealthyFood Benefit your clients can earn up to $600 back on qualified purchases or Vitality Points for making smart choices at the grocery store. They can also access nutrition webinars to help learn more about how certain foods impact their bodies and overall health.

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