While there is still no cure for diabetes, there is good news; the progression from prediabetes to diabetes is not inevitable. The National Institutes of Health clinical trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program, found that for people with prediabetes modest lifestyle changes led to weight loss of 5 to 7 percent in participants and can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% in individuals at high risk.
We encourage legislators to support opportunities to increase physical fitness opportunities.
Healthy eating is essential for both children and adults in order to curb obesity and avoid type 2 diabetes and its many related complications.
Supporting legislation providing Medicare coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to eligible beneficiaries determined to be at high risk for type 2 diabetes.