mHealth Intelligence June 13, 2019
Eric Wicklund

A study presented at the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions finds that a Diabetes Prevention Program with mHealth tools can help participants stave off type 2 diabetes for eight years.

People at risk of developing type 2 diabetes who take part in an employer-sponsored mHealth program stressing health and wellness can reduce their risk of developing the chronic disease for up to eight years, according to a new study.

The research, presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions earlier this month in San Francisco, finds that a digital health-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can engage participants for an extended period of time and encourage healthy behaviors, including sustained weight loss and lower blood pressure.

The study also found that those healthy behaviors...