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Diabetes Care. 2009 Jul;32(7):1143-6. doi: 10.2337/dc08-2141. Epub 2009 Jun 9.

Prevention of diabetes self-management program (PREDIAS): effects on weight, metabolic risk factors, and behavioral outcomes.

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  • 1Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim and Diabetes Centre Mergentheim, Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the efficacy of the group program PREDIAS for diabetes prevention.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

PREDIAS consists of 12 lessons and aims at lifestyle modification. The control group received written information about diabetes prevention. In this study, a total of 182 persons with an elevated diabetes risk participated (aged 56.3 +/- 10.1 years, 43% female, and BMI 31.5 +/- 5.3 kg/m(2)).

RESULTS:

After 12 months, weight loss was significantly higher (P = 0.001) in PREDIAS than in the control group (-3.8 +/- 5.2 vs. -1.4 +/- 4.09 kg). There were also significant effects (P = 0.001) on fasting glucose (control group 1.8 +/- 13.1 mg/dl vs. PREDIAS -4.3 +/- 11.3 mg/dl), duration of physical activity per week (control group 17.9 +/- 63.8 min vs. PREDIAS 46.6 +/- 95.5 min; P = 0.03), and eating behavior.

CONCLUSIONS:

PREDIAS significantly modified lifestyle factors associated with an elevated diabetes risk.

PMID:
19509014
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PMCID:
PMC2699739
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