- APhA Foundation
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
According to randomized, controlled trial data, individuals with prediabetes can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% if you are under the age of 60 (by 71% if you are older) by participating in the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum over a one year period.
If you have prediabetes and are overweight, just losing a small amount of weight (5 to 7% of your body weight) and getting regular physical activity (at least 150 minutes a week of brisk walking or similar activity) can lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. https://dpp.IMPACTDiabetes.org/findclass.html
Just imagine improving your health with a 24 hour commitment over 1 year!