Navigation Links
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases
Date:1/12/2012

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A national community-based diabetes prevention program in the United States could prevent or delay 885,000 cases of type 2 diabetes over 25 years, a new federal government study says.

Overall, the program would save $29.8 billion in medical costs. But, the program itself would require a $24 billion investment. Still, the researchers said, it would only take about 14 years to recoup the money spent on the program.

"The take-home message is that implementing screening and community-based lifestyle interventions can improve health and reduce health care costs over the long term. This is an efficient use of health care resources," said Xiaohui Zhuo, a health economist in the division of diabetes translation at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Findings from Zhuo's study are published in the January issue of Health Affairs, a thematic issue of the journal looking at diabetes prevention programs.

Almost 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but lifestyle factors such as being overweight or not exercising are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People diagnosed with prediabetes can often prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by losing some weight and increasing their physical activity. The American Diabetes Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week.

According to the new study, everyone in the country between 65 and 84 would receive a letter offering laboratory screening for diabetes. The researchers assumed that younger people would be screened at their physicians' offices.

Zhuo's hypothetical lifestyle program is a community-based intervention based on the "Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity and Nutrition for Working to Alter the Risk of Diabetes" study. The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Novel Stem Cell Treatment May Hold Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
2. Why coffee drinking reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes
3. Certain Diabetes Drugs Might Aid Weight Loss
4. Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study
5. Diabetes study shines spotlight on lifestyle interventions
6. Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women
7. For those with diabetes, controlling blood pressure is crucial, but not urgent
8. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Diabetes
9. Diabetes Care Thwarted by Unstable Health Insurance: Study
10. Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein
11. Kaiser Permanente study finds continuous health coverage essential for patients managing diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Yesterday, Senator Holly Mitchell ... Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored by the California ... biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device and pharmaceutical innovation ... the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” award from CHI ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. ... therapy machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body ... introduced the most progressive and easy to use patented cold ... post-operative and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... conditions in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to ... report by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race ... of dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 As interest in the value ... gains momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. Hall , president ... (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker on January 27 ... public health system. , The conference, “Hope and Resilience: Innovative ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new blog ... an auto insurance policy . , Some types of ... should check the newly released blog post to see if their ... dangerously damaged vehicles are some of the cars that cannot be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2
... to be an effective anti-depressant is also found to ... sure about the mechanism of serotonin inhibitors on human ... and team from Georgetown University Medical center have found ... found to be an effective antidepressant by passing ...
... ambulance service will be established in the Indian city of ... providing patients with critical help.// The project is estimated at ... Hinduja Hospital. The annual recurring cost of the project will ... four medical colleges will initially be a part of the ...
... report has unraveled how the neurons located in different areas ... human eye visualizes, be it a letter, number or some ... and is fitted together like a puzzle to help in ... (funded by the National Institutes of Health) appear in the ...
... of the men in the US suffer from erectile dysfunction ... heart diseases. // The number of visits to doctors rose ... 1998. The data available from the National Health and Nutrition ... his colleagues. ,About 2,126 men aged over 20 ...
... Cleveland Clinic, is a very reputed hospital in the US ... 2006. // ,The online service extends the Clinic's ... East. Middle-East has many a number of excellent doctors but ... opinion. ,To avoid this situation the Cleveland Clinic ...
... drug plan came in to effect on Jan 1st, but ... trouble dealing with the issue//. ,The plan has ... of Medicare came to know about it when they received ... was very difficult to understand which prescription drug services from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mumbai To Get Emergency Ambulance Service 2Health News:Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain 2Health News:The Cleveland Clinic Expands Its Services across the World via the Net 2Health News:Bush’s new prescription drug plan, a complex puzzle for the citizen 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  A new analysis of Centers for ... enrollment data shows that 81 percent of seniors chose ... extra discounts at certain pharmacies. The findings were released ... plans are now the foundation of Medicare Part D," ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 More than a third of ... of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an ... report in this week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). ... providers to treat moderate to severe pain.  They are also ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson for the topical ... announced. "Pete,s a Hall of Famer in our ... with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive Officer Chris ... across all generations. The passion and intensity that Pete brought ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2
... Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. announced today that ... as a Complete EHR on October 14, 2010 by ... ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification ... Services. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful ...
... Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX ) ... Acetadote® ( acetylcysteine ) Injection, an injectable product used ... in the Australian market. Phebra Pty Ltd., an Australian-based ... Cumberland Pharmaceuticals to market and distribute the product in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Greenway's PrimeSUITE Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification 2Greenway's PrimeSUITE Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification 3Greenway's PrimeSUITE Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification 4Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and Phebra Pty Ltd. Announce the Launch of Acetadote® in Australia 2Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and Phebra Pty Ltd. Announce the Launch of Acetadote® in Australia 3Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and Phebra Pty Ltd. Announce the Launch of Acetadote® in Australia 4Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and Phebra Pty Ltd. Announce the Launch of Acetadote® in Australia 5
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: