More than 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of diabetes, not including those who have not yet been diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of diabetes diagnoses. Type 2 diabetes may initially be managed with diet and exercise, but over time may require medication.
Through the Diabetes Prevention Program, our research staff works with Marshallese churches and community organizations to study a culturally-adapted program designed to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes, such as culturally-appropriate healthy eating habits and regular physical activity to determine the best preventative measures to combat diabetes.
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Funding for the Diabetes Prevention Program is provided by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.