Lifestyle interventions have thus far more than doubled the percentage of diabetic participants achieving optimal care goals in The Look AHEAD (Action for Health and Diabetes) study, an ongoing National Institute of Health trial examining the effect of an intensive lifestyle intervention on CVD morbidity and mortality in diabetics. It has been well established that the increased morbidity and mortality experienced by people with diabetes are primarily due to increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

For more details discussing the Look AHEAD trial, keep an eye out for our upcoming article, Early Observations From Look AHEAD.

 

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