November 6, 2019


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November is American Diabetes Month!

Some people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes because they:

  • Are overweight or have obesity.
  • Are age 45 or older.
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.
  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week.
  • Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds.
  • Are African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, or Asian American.

You can prevent or reverse prediabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes such as losing weight if you’re overweight, eating healthier, and getting regular physical activity. 

According to the CDC a total of 30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the US population.)

Did you know?

The Health and Wellness Centers can help you manage a diabetes diagnosis! The HWC carries many diabetic medications right on site! The medication formulary for the centers can be found here.

Patty's Points

CLICK HERE for FAQ’s on what your plan covers for certain services if you are diagnosed with Diabetes.

Click here for an archive of past Patty's Points 

2019 Health & Wellness Incentive (HWI) Program

Pasco County Schools offers incentives for covered employees and retirees who complete their annual Vital Health Profile. This program is voluntary; however, participants must follow the steps outlined here in order to qualify for the 2019 incentive.

Pascofit Incentives earned during the 4th quarter of the HWI Program (October 31 - December 31) are scheduled to be paid out February 15.

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Grattitude Challenge

Find something you’re grateful for every day.

-What was a challenge you’ve overcome that you’ve learned from?

-What about yourself are you grateful for?

-What traditions with your friends/family are you most thankful to have?

Tell someone you’re thankful for them.

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