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The Diabetes Prevention Program: An Einstein Success Story

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a randomized, multi-center clinical trial, was launched by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 1995 to determine whether an intensive life-style intervention involving changes in diet and exercise or a drug, metformin, compared to a control group, could delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. An investigator at the Indiana DPP site, David Marrero, came up with the idea of using local YMCAs as a venue to deliver a more cost-effective version of the DPP lifestyle intervention. Read more…