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Evaluation of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program Adapted for Low-Income Patients, 2016–2018


Of the 273 participants recruited, 9 declined to participate because they were too busy or no longer interested, and 11 were ineligible: 5 did not meet BMI criteria, 2 had a prescription for prediabetes Metformin, 2 had reading and writing problems, 1 lacked reliable internet access, and 1 was already in a weight management program. 253 provided consent for the study, but 23 did not complete their digital profile. 230 completed the baseline survey and accessed DPP and 3 were excluded as they were pregnant at baseline. 227 enrolled in the study. 136 completed the 6-month follow-up and 149 completed the 12-month follow-up. There were 111 participants for T1, defined as 24 to 35 weeks, and 25 completed outside the T1 range. 104 were included for T2 time period, defined as 47 to 65 weeks, and 45 completed outside the T2 range. Of the 111 who completed follow-up at T1, 109 were matched to a control group.1 did not match because their age was missing in their profile, and 1 did not match because sex was missing in their profile. 76 participants completed both T1 and T2 follow-ups.


Participant selection for digitally delivered Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; DPP, Diabetes Prevention Program.

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