UnitedHealth Group Helps People with Type 2 Diabetes

To help improve the health and lifestyle of people living with type 2 diabetes, UnitedHealth Group has launched an innovative new digital therapy, which combines wearable technology and customized personal support — it’s known as Level2.

Level2 is an all-new, personalized care experience that grants eligible participants real-time insights surrounding their condition, and can help reduce blood sugar level spikes and even achieve type 2 diabetes remission. It is provided at no additional cost to eligible members as part of their covered health insurance plan.

Level2 equips eligible participants with integrated tools that include:

  • Mobile glucose monitor (CGM)
  • Activity tracker
  • App-based alerts
  • One-on-one clinical coaching to help encourage healthier lifestyle decisions such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns

“Connected devices such as continuous glucose monitors and activity trackers may be game changers for the approximately 30 million people nationwide living with type 2 diabetes. By expanding this innovative new therapy to more members across the country, we are empowering people with actionable information and personalized support.”

Amy Meister, D.O. & CEO of Level2

By providing participants options to better control their blood sugar levels, certain Level2 participants no longer require medication for their condition. To date, Level2 has helped participants improve their health to the degree in which eliminated the need for more than 450 prescriptions.

More than 230,000 UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health plan participants in 27 states and Washington D.C. are now eligible for Level2. By taking action like wearing a CGM, completing post-meal walks, interacting with an assigned coach, and following personalized recommendations, participants enrolled in certain health plans may earn financial incentives such as cash or gift cards.

In the future, UnitedHealth Group may expand their Level2 offering to support people with other chronic conditions in addition to type 2 diabetes. The digital therapy will also be made available to select employers with self-funded health plans later this year.

Information provided by UnitedHealth Group.