Efficacy of lifestyle behavior change programs in diabetes

Curr Diab Rep. 2007 Apr;7(2):123-7. doi: 10.1007/s11892-007-0021-7.


Evidence that a comprehensive lifestyle behavior change program targeting eating and physical activity, and ultimately weight loss, can alter the course of diabetes progression is growing. This report summarizes data from major clinical trials primarily, describes key features of behavior change programs, and comments on existing challenges regarding the adequacy, sustainability, and feasibility of behavior change programs for weight loss and diabetes prevention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavioral Medicine*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Life Style*
  • Patient Compliance
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight Loss