Dramatic impact from $450 lifestyle program
A landmark US diabetes prevention trial has shown that individuals who lost around 7% of their body weight reduced their diabetes risk by 58%.
Achieving these goals in the real world is another matter, yet a Victorian study has shown that a large-scale systematic diabetes prevention program can significantly reduce diabetes risk.
The Life! Taking Action on Diabetes program used 300 trained facilitators to give advice to around 8500 people at risk of diabetes in six group sessions over eight months.