This story was originally published on September 13th, 2019
HabitNu Diabetes Prevention Program and Westmont Pharmacy Come Together to Lower the Cost of Diabetes Management for Patients in Illinois
DuPage County, IL
Chicago-based HabitNu, a CDC recognized national provider of the Diabetes Prevention Program and a leader in diabetes self-management, is proud to announce its newest strategic partnership in metro Chicago with Westmont Pharmacy, located in the western suburbs of Westmont, Illinois.
HabitNu DPP is modeled after the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program and offers a personalized lifestyle change service that combines a private online social network, health coaching, evidence-based curriculum, and digital tools to help individuals with prediabetes live happier and healthier lives. Over the course of the program, lifestyle coaches will work closely with participants in a group setting to help them break old habits, create new ones, set attainable goals, and keep them motivated. HabitNu will now offer its in-person DPP services to the community of Westmont Township at its local library in town and run by Westmont Pharmacy.
Diabetes has become a serious health issue in Illinois, affecting 1.2 million individuals in the State, while the number of individuals with prediabetes has grown to 3.7 million (CDC.gov), reflecting similar trends across the country. HabitNu is partnering with like-minded health and wellness service providers such as pharmacies, fitness clubs and community health networks to offer its CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program to individuals at risk in states with high incidents of the disease. The upshot is a highly scalable model that has resulted in proven outcomes leading to weight loss, lower A1C, and lower the cost of care.
Westmont Pharmacy has been serving the Westmont Community for more than 80 years providing retail pharmacy services and home medical equipment services. In order to create a competitive advantage and address his customer’s lifestyle needs, owner Sam Sylejmani became an early adopter of HabitNu’s program and technology. HabitNu is thrilled to partner with Sam and Westmont Pharmacy to offer HabitNu’s in-person Diabetes Prevention Program that has been demonstrated to prevent or postpone the onset of Type-2 diabetes. Sam shares “the town of Westmont has gained a great lifestyle education program that encourages our community to live well and lose weight, which is something everyone can benefit from.” From this point forward, Westmont Pharmacy will still be known as the “iconic corner drugstore” of its community, however, it will now have a modern health and wellness twist.
About Westmont Pharmacy: Westmont Pharmacy has been in business since the 1930’s, and began as a “corner drugstore”. Over the years Westmont Pharmacy has maintained its reputation in town as a friendly and informative business that is always ready to help its customers. Among their many services, they provide a full-line pharmacy, prescription compounding and the most complete selection of medical supplies in the area. To learn more you can visit them in store at 2 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559 or at http://www.westmontpharmacy.com
About HabitNu: HabitNu delivers evidence-based prevention solutions focused on preventing obesity-related chronic conditions. HabitNu DPP is based on the CDC developed Diabetes Prevention Curriculum. Lasting one year, the curriculum delivers a “lifestyle modification” approach in which participants received personal coaching, education, and motivational counseling to help them lose a modest amount of weight by improving their diet and increasing their exercise. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles. For more information, visit habitnu.com
September 13, 2019