Frequent self-weighing delays or prevents T2D | ADA

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Takeaway

  • Frequent self-weighing delays or prevents the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D). 

Why this matters

  • Adding frequent self-weighing to lifestyle modification programs could be an effective strategy to delay or prevent diabetes in a real-world setting. 

Study design

  • Japanese researchers randomly assigned persons (age 29-65) identified with impaired fasting glucose to an intervention arm (n=1240) or a control arm (n=1367).
  • A weight scale with a storage function let participants transmit  accumulated data to a lifestyle support center.
  • Those in the intervention arm received goal-focused lifestyle support by healthcare providers via telephone while the control arm did not.

Key results

  • 77% of participants in the in...