Participants in the DPP program lost a collective 145lbs, on average of 24.3lbs per person over 6 months.
“Since getting married, I had gained 45 pounds. Three years ago I determined to get lose weight and be more active. I had edged toward my goals, but on my own, I had gotten stuck and stymied. I couldn’t get more weight off. With support from the ACAC coaches and my group, I came to recognize and master small habits one by one week by week. Changing my lifestyle I am where I want to be and my blood sugar is back in the normal range. I am light on my feet and dancing again. I feel great. Now, I’m even getting certified to be a coach myself so I can help others as acac has helped me.”
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.
** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Awareness of prediabetes– the United States, 2005-2010.MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Mar 22;62(11):209-12.
*** Knowler WC, Barrett-Conner E, Fowler SE, et al; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:393-403.
Videos presented are not acac members, but participants of the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. Credit CDC here.