Why Choose The Weigh to Health?

The short answer: Because it works!

The long answer: In addition to being accredited as a CDC-approved diabetes prevention program, The Weigh to Health uses evidence-based methods to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and address a number of weight related health conditions.

Why does it work?

  • It's Personal.
    • The program provides one-on-one visits and small class sizes, which offers participants individualized attention. An emphasis on overcoming personal barriers in a supportive environment aids participants in reaching health goals.
  • It's Professional.
    • The program is facilitated by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, who are experts in weight loss and lifestyle change. Additionally, guest speakers are invited to discuss topics such as exercise basics, healthy cooking skills, and stress management tricks.
  • It's Proven.
    • The program is based on the latest science for diabetes prevention, weight loss, and behavior modification. A philosophy focused on lifestyle change provides participants with the framework needed to make changes that will last a lifetime.

Program Features

The Weigh to Health includes 16 sessions over six months, followed by seven additional sessions over the next six months:

  • Three 60-minute one-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian nutritionist.
    • With the help of a dietitian you will set goals, review progress, and personalize your Weigh to Health experience.
  • Twenty 90-minute group sessions, with a maximum of 20 other participants.
    • Group sessions cover everything from exercise and behavior basics to healthy eating and menu planning, plus so much more!

Program Costs

The Weigh to Health may be covered by your insurance plan. To determine benefit eligibility, please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details regarding this national diabetes prevention program.

  • Most SelectHealth Commercial and Educators Mutual Insurance plans will cover The Weigh to Health program once per year, for qualified members.
  • Traditional Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage plans will cover The Weigh to Health program as a one-time benefit for qualified members.

SelectHealth Members:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Start the program with a BMI > 30.
  • Start the program with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 with one of the following health conditions:
    • Cardiovascular disease or diabetes
  • Successfully complete The Weigh to Health program.

Educators Mutual Members:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Start the program with a BMI > 30.
  • Start the program with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 with one of the following health conditions:
  • Successfully complete The Weigh to Health program.

Medicare part B and Advantage members:

  • Be enrolled in a Medicare part B or Medicare Advantage plan
  • Start the program with a BMI of at least 25 or 23 if you self-identify as being of Asian descent
  • Have proof of a prediabetes diagnosis via blood test within the last 12 months:
    • Hemoglobin A1c test with a value between 5.7% and 6.4% or
    • Fasting plasma glucose between 110-125 mg/dL or
    • 2-hour plasma glucose between 140-199 mg/dL (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes (other than Gestational Diabetes)
  • Have never had End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Medicare members can be eligible to receive a second year of Weigh to Health services if weight and attendance requirements are met.

Class sizes are limited to 20 participants and are filled on a first come, first served basis.