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by Erika GEbEl, PhD
Prediabetes is a big problem in search of a big solution. This
condition often leads to type 2 diabetes, and 79 million Americans have it. Yet there is a big solution at hand: the Diabetes
Prevention Program (DPP), a course that teaches people how
to eat healthfully and find time to exercise.
There’s scientific proof that the DPP can prevent or delay
type 2 diabetes. Now the challenge is to bring the program to
the millions who need it. A group of people from places such as
Indiana University, the YMCA, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), and UnitedHealth Group have teamed
up to do just that.