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Comcast Partners With UnitedHealth In Diabetes Study

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – "Project Not Me" is the name of a 12 month study that is aimed at helping those who are at risk for type-2 diabetes. More than 300 adults are being sought for the pilot program in two test markets including one in Philadelphia.

If chosen, pre-diabetes participants will watch 16 Xfinity on demand video episodes in the comfort of their own homes and incorporate information from support materials into their daily lives.

The goal is to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes by promoting healthy eating, increasing physical activity and other life style changes.

UnitedHealth Group and Comcast Corporation have partnered for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

"We know we have to rethink health care and rethink the way that we deliver care," says Deborah Sundal who heads UnitedHealthcare's Center for Health Reform and Modernization.

"The good news is that there are many lifestyle changes that with support you can make and significantly reduce your chance of getting type-2 diabetes.

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