How was Prevent Diabetes developed?
Prevent Diabetes is the online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
The DPP is a research-proven lifestyle management program in which individual patients receive one-on-one counseling sessions with a skilled coach to educate and support them in their weight-loss efforts. The DPP study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was a landmark multi-year research study of 3,234 adults with prediabetes in 27 U.S. cities.
Through this intensive behavior change intervention, patients were able to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and lose at least 5-7% of their body weight. The study showed that, overall, the DPP decreases the progression to diabetes by 71% for individuals over 60 years old and by 58% for other adults.