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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 R, Marrero D, Hicks K, Hoerger T, et al. 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 R, Marrero D, Hicks K, Hoerger T, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 6
Pages
1237-41
URL
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