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Adherence to diabetes prevention program reduces risk for disease progression

July 29, 2016

Patients with prediabetes who adhered to a relatively low-cost, practical diabetes prevention program progressed to diabetes at a lower rate than those who attended only one program session or who received standard care, according to recent study findings.

Laura J. Gray, MSc, PhD, of the department of health sciences at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues evaluated 880 participants from the previously completed Let’s Prevent Diabetes trial, a cluster randomized controlled trial that randomly assigned 43 general practices to provide patients with a type 2 diabetes prevention education program (n = 447) or usual care (n = 433).

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