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Real Appeal Effect is a free* weight loss program geared toward the overarching goal of preventing type 2 diabetes. Through Real Appeal Effect, members have the opportunity to take part in a year-long lifestyle intervention program that will help them to take small steps for big results.
With Real Appeal Effect, members benefit from a lifestyle program with a Transformation Coach, who will help members learn simple steps for positive life changes to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.**
Along with 6 months of weekly classes, followed by 6 months of monthly classes, members will have access to a suite of online tools for tracking their activity, food, and weight. In addition, Real Appeal Effect provides members with a Success Kit full of materials that will support their progress throughout the program.
Real Appeal Effect is aligned with the Prevent T2 program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is based on decades of clinical research focused on diabetes prevention. Modest weight loss as low as 5% can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.***
Real Appeal Effect is based on a successful weight-loss program by Real Appeal.
*Real Appeal Effect is available at no additional cost to eligible members with our UnitedHealthcare insurance plan.
**United States, US Department of Health and Human Services, The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC). (2008). (09–5099 October). National Institutes of Health.
***Jensen, M.D., Ryan, D.H., Donato, K.A. et al. Guidelines (2013) for managing overweight and obesity in adults. Obesity. 22, S1-S410, 2014. Williamson, D.A., Bray, G.A., & Ryan, D.H. Is 5% weight loss a satisfactory criterion to define clinically significant weight loss? Obesity, 23, 2319-2320, 2015.