Solera Health, ExercisABILITIES Aim to Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Diabetes News
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Integrated network pairs at-risk Minnesotans with unique prevention and wellness program

PHOENIX, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Health, a leading integrated community network, welcomes Rochester,

MN-based health and wellness facility ExercisABILITIES into its national network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes prevention program (DPP) providers.

Eighty-six million American adults are living with prediabetes. To combat this epidemic, diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC, through public and private partners like Solera and ExercisABILITIES, work with people with prediabetes on lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.

ExercisABILITIES provides the DPP intervention via an educational program focused on better eating habits and increased physical activity. Led by registered dietician and lifestyle coach Laurie Brengman, RD/LN and supported by a team of certified exercise physiologists, their Learn to Be Fit classes feature an innovative blend of classroom-based education about exercise and making healthy choices, e.g., learning how to read a food label, dealing with stress, etc., free exercise classes and gym passes, and periodic healthy happy hours to encourage social connections among participants.  Over two years, the Learn to Be Fit classes have consistently resulted in an average five percent weight loss among DPP participants, which translates into a greater than 50 percent reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

"Solera and ExercisABILITIES are both dedicated to stemming the tide of widespread diabetes through early intervention," said Melanie Brennan, founder and director of ExercisABILITIES. "Solera's technology and health plan relationships helps us identify those at risk so we can start them on their path to long term lifestyle changes and hopefully preventing the onset of this disease."

"We are excited to match ExercisABILITIES to individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Minnesota as we continue to expand our community footprint of diabetes prevention programs nationwide," said Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health's CEO. "Based on their proven results, we know that DPP participants are in good hands with Melanie, Laurie, and their dedicated staff as they work to help them eat better and exercise more – driving lasting health benefits."

About Solera HealthSolera Health is an integrated benefits network that connects consumers, payers, and providers with community organizations and digital therapeutics, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the "best fit" program based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.

About ExercisABILITIESAt ExercisABILITIES, we bring physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, health, wellness, and recreation programming to everyone, despite any need for adaptation, physical help or financial assistance to achieve safe, active, fun and effective recovery from any medical illness or physical impairment. We work to help all individuals meet their full potential through individualized assessment, goal setting, and program design that is tailored for each unique person. Our facility is state of the art with fully accessible equipment, highly skilled staff, and innovative programs designed to help you be more active, healthy, and achieve your rehabilitation, fitness, and recovery goals. Our philosophy that lifelong recovery is possible far beyond the current limits of our medical and insurance model is refreshing and unique in the upper Midwest.

Media Contact: Joe Reblando  Solera Health 703-599-5641

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