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Prevent T-2 (Diabetes Prevention Program)


The DPP's striking results tell us that millions of high-risk people can modify their diet and exercise to lose a small amount of weight to delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. The DPP also suggests that metformin is effective in delaying the onset of diabetes in younger, heavier people. Participants in the lifestyle intervention group—those receiving intensive counseling on effective diet, exercise, and behavior modification—reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent. This finding was true across all participating ethnic groups and for both men and women. Lifestyle changes worked particularly well for participants aged 60 and older, reducing their risk by 71 percent. About 5 percent of the lifestyle intervention group developed diabetes each year during the study period, compared with 11 percent in those who did not get the intervention. Researchers believe that weight loss—achieved through better eating habits and exercise—reduces the risk of diabetes by improving the ability of the body to use insulin and process glucose. 
Location: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center's Conf. Room A & B
Type: Class
Preregistration: Required
Contact: Michele Catlin
Phone: 315-713-5251
Cost: Free
Language: English
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