There are 79 million Americans (20 years and older) who have PRE-DIABETES1
9 out of 10 people with Pre-Diabetes are not aware of their condition
Are YOU at RISK of Type 2 Diabetes?
||Have you every been told by your healthcare professional that you:
Yes, you can cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Half
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes. You will work with a Certified Lifestyle Coach for
- 16 weekly sessions
- Six months follow-up
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication No. 09–5099, October 2008
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Study
- The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a large prevention study of people at high risk for diabetes, showed that lifestyle intervention to lose weight and increase physical activity reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by 58% during a 3-year period. The reduction was even greater, 71%, among adults aged 60 years or older.
- Treatment with the drug metformin reduced the risk by 31% overall and was most effective in younger (aged 25–44 years) and in heavier (body mass index ≥35) adults.
- Prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes with either lifestyle or metformin intervention was effective in all racial and ethnic groups studied and has been shown to persist for at least 10 years.
- Interventions to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes can be feasible and cost-effective. Research has found that lifestyle interventions are more cost-effective than medications.