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The impact of Type 2 diabetes prevention programmes: a cost-effectiveness analysis

A recently published paper inDiabetic Medicinedescribes the first study to compare the cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes across different high-risk population subgroups and over different intervention intensities.

The study found that diabetes prevention programmes are cost-effective over a lifetime horizon, regardless of risk criteria or intervention intensity.

The study estimates that a lifestyle intervention will have a differential impact on disease outcomes (diabetes vs. cardiovascular disease) and the time horizon of cost savings in different high-risk groups.

These findings should help policymakers decide their objectives in developing suitable criteria for diabetes prevention programme content and eligibility.

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