Diabetes Prevention Programs and Follow-Ups can be Effective

June 17, 2014 7:16 PM

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Prevention programs can be highly effective in getting people to adopt healthy lifestyle changes in order to reduce their risks of developing certain diseases. In a new study, researchers examined the effects of following up on people who were apart of diabetes prevention programs. The team found that even after an average of 15 years later, diabetes prevention programs can still be effective in reducing one's risk of being diagnosed with the chronic illness.

For this study, the researchers analyzed recent data compiled by the Diabetes Prevention Programs Outcomes Study (DPPOS), which was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The DPPOS was created as an extension to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DDP), which found that two treatment plans w...

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