Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
2 recent studies confirm your grandmother's wisdom. In this section, data from the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) and the Nurse's Health Study are presented.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is the largest diabetes prevention study. In this study, diet and metformin are shown to decrease the risk for developing diabetes. Other smaller studies have now been published showing alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and Thiazolidinediones also decrease this risk.