Lifestyle trials

Community Diabetes Prevention Project (CDDP)

The CDDP was developed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA to determine if a low intensity community-based intervention could alter the natural history of insulin resistance, IGT and type 2 diabetes67. Subjects were identified using a simple screening interview, then randomized to a nutrition, physical activity and stress management intervention group or control, as described in Table 6.3. After two years, this low intensity intervention has reported no differences in diabetes incidence between intervention and control groups, however, four-year follow-up is currently being completed, with results to be reported in the near future. The other lifestyle studies underway differ from this community-based low intensity approach by including higher risk subjects and using more intensive interventions.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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