Brief report| Volume 106, ISSUE 3, e49-e52, December 2014

Evaluation of a community Diabetes Prevention Program delivered by diabetes educators in the United States: One-year follow up

Published:October 23, 2014DOI:


      • The successful DPP lifestyle intervention was adapted for delivery in the community.
      • Trained diabetes educators delivered the intervention in 3 outpatient clinics.
      • Participants demonstrated significant weight loss between baseline and one year.
      • Improvements in physical activity and other risk factors were also noted.
      • Diabetes educators are an important community resource for prevention intervention.


      Strategies for management of pre-diabetes within the community setting are needed. An adaptation of the successful Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention delivered by trained diabetes educators was evaluated. Results indicate that trained diabetes educators offer an important community resource for health care providers for their patients with pre-diabetes.


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