Current Diabetes Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 123–127

Efficacy of lifestyle behavior change programs in diabetes


DOI: 10.1007/s11892-007-0021-7

Cite this article as:
Venditti, E.M. Curr Diab Rep (2007) 7: 123. doi:10.1007/s11892-007-0021-7


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicsUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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