Problem: Examine a DPP cohort’s ability to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by reducing body weight and increasing activity amongst participating members.
Measurement: The CDC requires deidentified reporting on every six months. We track our data in excel for reporting, reviewing in charts for comparative review.
Analysis: Data was summarized for the different cohorts to compare the pre- and post-completion numbers. P factors were utilized to review the change for statistical impact.
Implementation: The coaches were trained by the CDC to be facilitators. (life style coaches) Our organization then included this as an offering to the customers that we provided coaching services to. We added in video conferencing as an option due to locations of the individuals.
Results/Discussion: Individuals who participated in a DPP through completion met target weight loss and activity goals. The observed association between a DPP and lifestyle changes supports the impact of behavior-focused methods to optimize weight loss and increased activity therefore reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes.