A Trial to Assess T2D Prevention With A Family-Focused Approach
Sep 8, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Peter Jay Won, Pharm.D. Candidate, University of South Florida, Taneja College of Pharmacy
A study of T2D prevention strategies looked at whether individuals with diabetes can impact their family and friends to prevent new-onset diabetes.
One-third of all babies born in the year 2000 are predicted to develop diabetes within their lifetime. According to the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 10.5% of Americans of all ages currently have diabetes. The incidence among adults reveals no change in trend for over 20 years. Prevention is the most effective way to combat future diabetes prevalence. Only 70 years ago, prevention measures for diabetes excluded exercise. Currently, there are hundreds of self-help programs and approaches to diabetes prevention. For example, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was designed to address two different target lifestyle interventions, maintaining at least 7% weight loss and 700 kcal/week of physical activity, with the physical intensity similar to a "brisk walk." Nevertheless, the projection of new-onset type 2 diabetes continues to rise....
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