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App Could Help Pre-Diabetic Americans Avoid Devastating Health Effects

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The CDC said there are 86-million Americans with pre-diabetes — meaning their blood sugar it on its way to becoming full-blown diabetes with potentially devastating health effects.

Worse yet, 9 out of 10 of those people don’t even know they have it.

“If people make lifestyle changes they can prevent developing type 2 diabetes later on in life. The diabetes prevention program by the CDC is currently the number one way to do that,” Dr. Andreas Michaelides said.

Trouble is, the Diabetes Prevention Program, or DPP, is cumbersome. It requires weekly face-to-face meetings with a lifestyle coach and support group, notebooks worth of lessons, and a year-long commitment.

There must be an easier way.

“What we’ve done is taken the DPP and put it completely on a mobile platform. So, essentially you take the program with you in your program,” Dr. Michaelides said.

It’s called Noom-DPP. The mobile app for iPhone and Android with the lifestyle changes you need to do to help prevent diabetes. Continued

  • Susan M Andrews

    I hate talking on the phone. Can conversations be done via email or messenger?