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Online Guide Designed to Provide Vital Resources to San Antonio Residents Affected by Diabetes

Humana, American Diabetes Association, San Antonio Health Advisory Board launch first-of-its-kind Diabetes Resources Guide to enhance health of San Antonio community

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:30 am EDT

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"The website has many options and topics for residents to use. It is easy to maneuver and makes finding answers to your questions a very positive and enjoyable experience."

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The San Antonio community has a new tool dedicated to improving access to helpful information about diabetes and connecting to local resources. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, and the American Diabetes Association have united with the San Antonio Health Advisory Board to launch the Diabetes Resources Guide, an online resource for those living with diabetes in San Antonio.

Diabetes occurs due to the body’s inability to make insulin (type 1) or by the body not responding to the effects of insulin (type 2). The Diabetes Resources Guide serves as a valuable tool to connect those living with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, in addition to those at risk for diabetes, to provide information on free and low-cost programs available throughout San Antonio.

The Guide – available to the public for free at DiabetesResourcesGuide.com – includes extensive information on the different types of diabetes, a library of articles on living with the condition, information on prevention and a directory of organizations that provide local resources and programs for San Antonio residents affected by diabetes. With 14.2 percent of its population diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and 71 percent classified as overweight or obese, according to the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the impact of diabetes on Bexar County is higher than the national average.

“Through Humana’s Bold Goal initiative to improve community health by 20 percent by 2020, we’re partnering with similar-minded organizations to ensure we’re providing San Antonio with the best health resources,” said Sandra Delgado, M.D., M.P.H., and Chief Medical Officer for Humana Military located in San Antonio. “The Diabetes Resources Guide provides San Antonio residents with an easy place to access vital diabetes resources readily available in the community, while educating them on best practices for prioritizing overall well-being.”

The Guide’s informational articles touch on essential topics for residents with diabetes, including blood glucose levels, healthy eating, exercise, tools for the newly diagnosed, lifestyle tools and tips on improving mental health. In addition to Humana and the American Diabetes Association, the organizations included on the website that provide resources to residents include The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills, Methodist Healthcare, Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Social and Health Research Center, University Health System - Texas Diabetes Institute, University of Texas at San Antonio and YMCA of Greater San Antonio.

“We are excited to integrate this first-of-its-kind guide as an essential health resource for the San Antonio community,” said Caroline Blanco, Director of Community Health Strategies for the American Diabetes Association in Central and South Texas. “As a tool that efficiently connects health care providers and their patients to a vast network of programs and services in one simple process, we are hopeful to duplicate similar guides for communities nationwide.”

Members of the community who tested the online tool stated that the personalized health care was easy to use and helpful.

“The Diabetes Resources Guide, developed in partnership with the San Antonio Health Advisory Board, provides links to services available in town and gives information for people with diabetes and the providers who care for them,” said Kathy Ann LaCivita, M.D., Board-certified endocrinologist and Medical Director at the University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute in San Antonio, a contributor to the educational website. “The website has many options and topics for residents to use. It is easy to maneuver and makes finding answers to your questions a very positive and enjoyable experience.”

Humana and the American Diabetes Association encourage San Antonio organizations with missions or programs that focus on diabetes to submit via DiabetesResourcesGuide.com/about.php to become a partner organization and have their services listed on the Diabetes Resources Guide.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association celebrates 75 years in leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, delivers services to hundreds of communities, provides objective and credible information, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

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Humana Inc.
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771
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rmclerran@humana.com