New Task Force and Community Guide Publications—Diabetes Prevention and Control
We are pleased to share that online versions of the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and Community Guide systematic reviews for Diabetes Prevention and Control: Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes among People at Increased Risk are available, and were published online July 14, 2015 in The Annals of Internal Medicine:
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a coordinated effort to bring evidence-based lifestyle change programs to Americans at high risk, as identified by the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Programs are implemented locally and scaled for national impact. The program is a collaboration among government agencies, community-based organizations, businesses, employers, insurers, health care professionals, and others to make these diabetes prevention resources more broadly accessible and affordable.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program’s evidence-based lifestyle change intervention can help individuals prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants in the interventions learn about making real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Both randomized clinical trials and real world implementation studies have proven that structured lifestyle change programs can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by about 60% in people with prediabetes.
The lifestyle intervention is based on sound behavior change principles, it is kept relatively simple, and it gives participants the necessary dose of counseling and tools to make healthier choices. The program can be offered almost anywhere a small group can gather —churches, office buildings, and community centers, and also are now offered online. Visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program website to learn more, to find a program in your area, or how your organization, company, or practice can implement the program.
Below you will find additional information on the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and Community Guide systematic reviews for Diabetes Prevention and Control. Please share this information with your colleagues and constituents. For more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and to find programs near you, please visitwww.cdc.gov/diabetes/
Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2014