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CDC targets elderly in diabetes program

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Video and text: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is targeting older people in a drive to prevent and control diabetes.

The agency notes:

“These past few years we have been setting up the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). It has caused us to work with a variety of groups and a variety of populations. The original DPP research study demonstrated that the intervention is even more effective in patients older than 60 years of age. It is 58 percent effective for the general population and 71 percent effective for those older than 60 years of age. This is certainly a population that will benefit from this intervention. To that end, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given out some grants to help study this.”

Given how bad diabetes is in itself and how associated  it is with other life-threatening and expensive ailments, most people will applaud this initiative.



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