In It Together

John Hancock, American Diabetes Association Partner on 'Living with Type 2 Diabetes'

“In It Together” campaign elevates voices from the diabetes community to share their stories and provides helpful resources to support healthy living

BOSTON – John Hancock Life Insurance and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) have teamed up to raise awareness about the successes, challenges and stigmas of living with type 2 diabetes.

Kicked off in September, the “In it Together” campaign showcases real-life stories of people living with diabetes, along with tips, resources and information on issues such as health, wellness and the accessibility of life insurance.

“By partnering with the ADA, the leading organization supporting the diabetes community, John Hancock is advancing our commitment to helping all Americans understand the strong correlation between making healthy choices and living a long and rewarding life,” said Brooks Tingle, senior vice president and interim head of John Hancock Insurance. “We’re encouraging people to start with small steps that can make a big difference over time while protecting their families’ future. We are proud to enable people with diabetes to live healthier through this partnership and through our wellness-based life insurance programs.”

The Diabetes Journey

“Living with diabetes is a journey, and we are always seeking new ways to support the diabetes community in ways that can inform, empower and improve their lives,” said Corey Gordan, Chief Development and Stewardship Officer at the ADA. “Through the ‘In it Together’ campaign, we will explore the complexities of living with diabetes through moving, first-person perspectives illustrating the daily burdens and opportunities for success.”

The “In It Together” campaign launches today with a new podcast series, sponsored by John Hancock and produced by the ADA. The series will present a new episode each month featuring the stories of people living with diabetes and their loved ones, and will offer tips and resources to help people live well with diabetes. Listeners can tune in to the podcast on iTunes or on the ADA’s website

About John Hancock and Manulife
John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) as of June 30, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at

we will explore the complexities of living with diabetes through moving, first-person perspectives illustrating the daily burdens and opportunities

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, college savings plans, and certain forms of business insurance. We also offer advice through Signator, a network of independent financial advisors. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

About John Hancock Vitality
John Hancock offers the only life insurance in the U.S. that has been integrated with a technology-based wellness program, called John Hancock Vitality. Through the program customers can earn rewards and premium savings of up to 15% for the things they do to stay healthy, like exercising, walking and eating right. Rewards include $600 in annual savings on healthy food purchases1 as well as the opportunity to earn an Apple Watch® Series 22 by exercising regularly. For more information, visit

About the American Diabetes Association
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the Association supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).




1. HealthyFood savings are based on qualifying purchases and may vary based on the terms of the John Hancock Vitality program.
2. Apple Watch can be ordered for an initial payment of $25 plus tax and over the next two years, monthly payments are based on the number of workouts completed. An iPhone 5 or later is required to use Apple Watch. The Retail Installment Agreement with the Vitality Group will need to be signed electronically at checkout. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. Apple Watch is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Please note: Apple Watch program is not available in New York.
Insurance policies and/or associated riders and features may not be available in all states.
Premium savings are in comparison to the same John Hancock policy without the Vitality program. Annual premium savings will vary based upon policy type, the terms of the policy, and the level of the insured’s participation in the John Hancock Vitality program.
Vitality is the provider of the John Hancock Vitality Program in connection with policies issued by John Hancock.
John Hancock Vitality Program rewards and discounts are only available to the person insured under the eligible life insurance policy.
Rewards and discounts are subject to change and are not guaranteed to remain the same for the life of the policy.
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