Lifestyle intervention linked to diabetes care savings

08/21/2014 | HealthDay News

A study in Diabetes Care showed overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent an intensive lifestyle intervention promoting exercise and diet changes had lower utilization of prescription drugs, 11% fewer hospitalizations and hospital stays that were 15% shorter over a decade than those treated under standard care. Annual cost savings worked out to $528 per person.

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