Since the National DPP was created in 2010, it was apparent that the US government finally started getting worried about this ugly trend we call diabetes because they would soon be paying the bill. We simply can not afford it, but unless we change what’s on our plate today, then its too late.
Without diving too deep into the specifics around the program, I must say we have to nod the cap them. A government program with such success?!?!?! (One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity which showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).Who would’ve ever imagined. Most importantly, they have paved the way for hundreds of new programs to enter the field and turn this problem around.
“There will be about 55 percent more senior citizens who have diabetes than there are today, and about 25 percent more who are obese.”