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Overweight people with prediabetes who were in a lifestyle change program had a 58 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people with prediabetes who were not in the program. People in the program had moderate weight loss (5-7 percent of starting weight) and increased their phsical activity to 150 minutes per week.

The program worked for people of all ethnic backgrounds and for people of all ages.

Ten years later, fewer people in the lifestyle change program had developed type 2 diabetes, showing long-term impact of the program.

This program is the Diabetes Prevention Program or DDP.  Many different organizations offer the DDP in Minnesota.  For more information, see the I CAN Prevent Diabetes website or Prevent Diabetes Minnesota website.

 

Taken from Minnesota Department of Health, Diabetes Unit - Center for Health Promotion

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