Digital behavioral counseling reduces diabetes risk
A new Quest Diagnostics study shows that individuals with prediabetes who participate in an employer-sponsored digital Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) may reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes for up to 8 years after the program ends. The study also suggests that other health markers (like lower blood pressure or sustained weight loss) are likely to improve as the participant attends more sessions.
“Our study is significant because it suggests that robust lab screening coupled with access to digital counseling can help an individual lower risk for a sustained period after the counseling ends,” said lead researcher Charles E. Birse, PhD, scientific director, Quest Diagnostics.
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