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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN What really works in the fight against this crippling disease?
Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic that affects over 26 million Americans with another 68 million being classified as having pre-diabetes. A new study found that the answer may be in the community. Researchers found prevention based programs run by community health workers may just reduce diabetes in the long term.
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that a diabetes prevention program led by community health workers is effective at reducing blood glucose and potentially reducing diabetes over the long term.
This is the largest program to successfully replicate the results achieved by the Diabetes Prevention Project (DPP), a research study led by the National Institutes of Health and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which demonstrated several years ago that lifestyle weight-loss interventions can reduce the incidence of diabetes by 58 percent…
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