Providing long-term support for lifestyle changes: A key to success in diabetes prevention

David G. Marrero*, Ronald T. Ackermann

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Increasing evidence demonstrates that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with elevated risk by modest changes in lifestyle. Research by the Indiana Diabetes Translation Research Center shows that the YMCA organization is a good community partner to implement diabetes prevention programs. YMCA staff trained to deliver a structured lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes can achieve short-term weight-loss results comparable to those achieved during the Diabetes Prevention Program clinical trial. This research demonstrates that primary prevention is feasible in community settings with a structured program targeting high-risk individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Spectrum
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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