Motivating Patients to Change Lifestyle

Hello. I’m Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy, a primary care internist, Medscape advisor, and senior medical director for WebMD. Welcome to Medscape Morning Report, our 1-minute news story for primary care.

Lifestyle change to prevent diabetes has proven to be a tough goal, but there’s promising news. At a recent European diabetes meeting, the findings of a large, multinational study were presented. More than 2300 adults with prediabetes, aged 25-70, with an average body mass index of 35 kg/m2, followed a 2-month intensive weight loss program with meal replacements.

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