Diabetes prevention in a faith-based setting: results of translational research.

  title={Diabetes prevention in a faith-based setting: results of translational research.},
  author={John Mark Boltri and Y. Monique Davis-Smith and James Paul Seale and Sylvia Shellenberger and Ike Solomon Okosun and Monica E Cornelius},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  volume={14 1},
AIM The purpose of this study was to translate the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) into a church-based setting. METHODS The lifestyle arm of the NIH-DPP was implemented in an African American Baptist church. Church members 18 years or older completed a risk screen during Sunday service followed by fasting glucose (FG) testing at the church during the week. Persons with prediabetes participated in a 16-session DPP conducted over 4 months. Participation… CONTINUE READING
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