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Lifestyle choices prevent diabetes, too-3615

Lifestyle choices prevent diabetes, too

People who are overweight and have elevated blood glucose levels are at risk of acquiring diabetes. A large clinical research study, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that people who lost a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increased physical activity reduced their chances of developing diabetes. The DPP lifestyle program was effective in a clinical setting, but would it work in the community?

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Stand up to help prevent diabetes-3598

Stand up to help prevent diabetes

For people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the first line of defense is weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse). People with risk factors are usually advised to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week to reduce their risk for acquiring the condition.

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Costs rise into the billions as more people have diabetes-3597

Costs rise into the billions as more people have diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting about 25.8 million people (2010, diagnosed and undiagnosed) in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Among them, 10.9 million people are ages 65 years and older. In Canada, 2.4 million people had diabetes in 2008/2009 (Public Health Agency of Canada). Type 2 diabetes, which is related to lifestyle factors, is the most common form.

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Diabetes rates are rising in the US-3457

Diabetes rates are rising in the US

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Consensus paper focuses on people 65+ with diabetes-3432

Consensus paper focuses on people 65+ with diabetes

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Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes-3381

Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes

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