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Medicare program aims to stop prediabetes progression

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, which was established to help prevent the progression of prediabetes by educating patients about the benefits of increased physical activity, long-term dietary changes and behavior-change strategies for weight control, builds on success seen in a CDC program often covered by private payers. Participants in Medicare's prevention program must be enrolled in Medicare Part B; have no diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or end-stage kidney disease; have a body mass index of at least 25; and have had an abnormal blood glucose reading within 12 months of the start of the first session.

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