The Diabetes Prevention Program
This large intervention trial was designed to see if lifestyle changes (which were actually pretty general and not nearly inclusive of what should be included) can impact progression to diabetes. The results were a whopping 58% reduction!! And this with only general recommendations. With stronger recommendations and some specific nutrient supplementation, I’m sure the number could skyrocket. Now, the question arises; with such a dramatic reduction available, why are diabetes rates still increasing across all age groups? I still come across patients who have not heard of refined carbs and do not realize that most of their diet consists of them. We need to strongly educate the public about the hazards of this class of processed foods with the ferocity of the new release of Celebrex.
Dia Care — Abstracts: The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group 25 (12): 2165