As shown above, the number of Americans with diabetes is increasing. In addition, in 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes this is up from 79 million in 2010! Without intervention, 15% - 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type II diabetes within 5 years. Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease. Diabetes related damage can result in: heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, limb amputations and early death! The additional medical cost for each diabetic is $7,900/year.
The NIH Diabetes Prevention Program showed that diabetes could be prevented or delayed in 58% of prediabetics and 71% of subjects over age 60 through lifestyle modification:
If your doctor has told you that you are prediabetic or are borderline diabetic or that your blood sugar is high but you are not yet diabetic, the Type II Diabetes Prevention Module may help you increase your physical activity, improve your diet and help you lose a little weight! The NIH Diabetes Prevention Program showed that moderate exercise and a controlled diet that led to a 7% weight loss could prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes.
The Type II Diabetes Prevention Module includes a web site that is focused on providing you the educational tools to be successful in controlling your blood sugar, improving your eating habits and increasing your physical activity. Some screen shots of the website are available here. In addition, a mobile application keeps you constantly in touch with your electronic diary and your virtual coach. Your virtual coach:
Screen shots for the Type II Diabetes Prevention Module mobile application pictured above are shown here.