Accession Number : AD1030620


Title :   Impact of the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) Program on Diabetes Prevention in the Military Health System


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MEDICAL WING (59TH) WILFORD HALL AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Davis, Richard P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030620.pdf


Report Date : 20 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : In 2014, 29.1 million Americans suffered from diabetes mellitus (OM). Additionally, 89 million Americans were pre-diabetic, 90% of them unaware. Current treatment costs of OM are estimated in excess of $245 billion. The Diabetes Prevention Program (OPP) demonstrated lifestyle intervention programs were effective. The GLB program translated the OPP curriculum into a 12 week group instruction for at risk patients. We implemented the GLB in a military universal access setting in 2009 to reduce diabetes. We retrospectively evaluated clinical outcomes for patients in our GLB program from 2009 to 2013. Objectives included analyzing demographic attributes of program completers and changes in metabolic surrogates of disease prevalence. Conditions of interest were prediabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.


Descriptors :   diabetes , METABOLISM , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT , MILITARY MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE