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Diabet Med. 2011 Oct;28(10):1268-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03357.x.

The Pre-diabetes Risk Education and Physical Activity Recommendation and Encouragement (PREPARE) programme study: are improvements in glucose regulation sustained at 2 years?

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  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. ty20@le.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether improvements in glucose regulation following the PREPARE structured education programme were sustained at 24 months.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Ninety-eight overweight or obese individuals with impaired glucose tolerance were randomized to receive: (1) advice leaflet, (2) 3-h structured education programme aimed at promoting physical activity, (iii) 3-h structured education with personalized pedometer use. The primary outcome was change in 2-h post-challenge plasma glucose.

RESULTS:

Seventy-three (74%) individuals were included for analysis at 24 months; age 65 ± 8 years, BMI 29.3 ± 4.8 kg/m(2), South Asian ethnicity 21%. A statistically significant reduction in 2-h glucose of -1.6 mmol/l (-0.4 to -2.7) was seen in the education-with-pedometer group compared with the control group. There is no significant difference in the education-only group.

CONCLUSION:

Improvements in glucose regulation following a pragmatic group-based structured education with pedometer use were sustained at 24 months.

© 2011 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2011 Diabetes UK.

PMID:
21672008
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