A research in Australia discovered that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes could be reduced by programs targeting high-risk groups.
Research found that 11.4 per cent of the population will have diabetes by 2025 if current trends continue, according to Melbourne Heart and Diabetes Institute.
However, intervention program by the institute’s researcher’s shows 220,000 fewer people would develop type 2 diabetes intensive diet and exercise programs targeted high-risk groups.
This would drop the prevalence of type 2 diabetes to 10 per cent of the population by 2025.
The program is based on intensive behavioral modification programs, which typically include six counseling sessions. It also includes physical activity for weight loss.
Researchers said all three strategies were beneficial but the one that had the biggest impact was the lifestyle intervention for high-risk people. It helps prevent diabetes.