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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: October 2016

Workgroups: Diabetes Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive lifestyle interventions for people with type 2 diabetes to improve their blood sugar control and reduce their cardiovascular disease risk factors. Over at least 6 months, these interventions offer counseling, coaching, or individualized guidance to improve people’s diet, physical activity level, or both.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2016). Diabetes Management: Intensive Lifestyle Interventions for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/diabetes-intensive-lifestyle-interventions-patients-type-2-diabetes