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Research-Based Prevention Program

Research-Based Prevention Program

Does the CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Program Work?

The CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is proven to work. Making moderate healthy lifestyle changes can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Study:

Showed that these behavior changes made over the course of a year helped participants lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds.
These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people with prediabetes. And for people 60 and older, the program reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 71 percent.

And the effect of this program can last for years to come. Research has found that 15 years after completing the diabetes prevention lifestyle change program, participants were one fourth less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Video: “A Change for Life”:
In this video, experts and people with prediabetes talk about how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and increased physical activity.
People with prediabetes discuss how group lifestyle change classes helped them learn to make and keep healthy habits.

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