A 12-Month Follow-Up of the Effects of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program (VP Transform for Prediabetes) on Weight and Physical Activity Among Adults With Prediabetes: Secondary Analysis

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Background: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly. Previous research has demonstrated the efficacy of a diabetes prevention program (DPP) in lifestyle modifications that can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among individuals at risk. Digital DPPs have the potential to use technology, in conjunction with behavior change science, to prevent prediabetes on a national and global scale. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a digital DPP (Virgin Pulse [VP] Transform for Prediabetes) on weight and physical activity among participants who had completed 12 months of the program. Methods: This study was a secondary analysis of retrospective data of adults with prediabetes who were enrolled in VP Transform for Prediabetes for 12 months of the program. The program incorporates interactive mobile computing, remote monitoring, an evidence-based curriculum, behavior tracking tools, health coaching, and online peer support to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Results: The sample (N=1095) was comprised of people with prediabetes who completed at least 9 months of the VP Transform for Prediabetes program. Participants were 67.7% (n=741) female, with a mean age of 53.6 (SD 9.75) years. After 12 months, participants decreased their weight by an average of 10.9 lbs (5.5%; P

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Batten, R., Alwashmi, M. F., Mugford, G., Nuccio, M., Besner, A., & Gao, Z. (2022). A 12-Month Follow-Up of the Effects of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program (VP Transform for Prediabetes) on Weight and Physical Activity Among Adults With Prediabetes: Secondary Analysis. JMIR Diabetes, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.2196/23243

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