, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 123-127
Date: 27 Apr 2007

Efficacy of lifestyle behavior change programs in diabetes

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Abstract

Evidence that a comprehensive lifestyle behavior change program targeting eating and physical activity, and ultimately weight loss, can alter the course of diabetes progression is growing. This report summarizes data from major clinical trials primarily, describes key features of behavior change programs, and comments on existing challenges regarding the adequacy, sustainability, and feasibility of behavior change programs for weight loss and diabetes prevention.