Lifestyle interventions to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes result in marked long-term reductions in cardiovascular disease and mortality, shows the 30-year follow-up of the Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Outcome Study.
Fifteen years of follow-up of the DPP trial shows that although people initially lost more weight with the intensive lifestyle intervention, those assigned to metformin did better at keeping the weight off in the long term.
Physical inactivity is a “significant but underappreciated contributor” to the risk of developing diabetes in people who are already at high risk and should be routinely measured in clinical trials, say the NAVIGATOR investigators.
A pilot study suggests that patients may be more diligent attenders of the US National Diabetes Prevention Program if they first attend a pre-course session focused on the program’s goals and barriers to its attendance.
Advisory Board member Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction.