A look at the Diabetes Prevention Program at the 10-year mark showed the program brought lasting results.
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Long-term effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program received attention at this year’s ADA Scientific Sessions, but it’s not the first time the program has received an interim report card.
A 10-year lookback at the program, including its effect on healthcare spending, appeared in The American Journal of Managed Care® in 2013. At that time, the original DPP Research Group found that the relative risk reduction was still 49% among the those in the lifestyle group and 21% in the metformin group compared with placebo. The researchers also found that enrolling in the lifestyle program saved money in the long run.
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