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An evaluation of the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention found that providing this intervention at age 50 could prevent 37% of new cases of diabetes before age 65. If Medicare paid up to $2,136 in intervention costs over the 15-year period before participants reached age 65, it could recover those costs in the form of future medical costs avoided beginning at age 65.

Ackermann, Ronald T, David G Marrero, Katherine A Hicks, Thomas J Hoerger, Stephen Sorensen, Ping Zhang, Michael M Engelgau, Robert E Ratner and William H Herman. An Evaluation of Cost Sharing to Finance a Diet and Physical Activity Intervention to Prevent Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2006; 29(6): 1237-41. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/29/6/1237.full

Reference

Title
An Evaluation of Cost Sharing to Finance a Diet and Physical Activity Intervention to Prevent Diabetes
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Ackermann, Ronald T, David G Marrero, Katherine A Hicks, Thomas J Hoerger, Stephen Sorensen, Ping Zhang, Michael M Engelgau, Robert E Ratner and William H Herman
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 6
Pages
1237-41
URL
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