As the number of U.S. patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes surges to new levels, researchers know interventions that could delay or prevent the disease are underused. A paper outlining that argument titled “Evidence for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,”(jaoa.org)was published in the November issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors of the paper found that the best consistent results came from long-term lifestyle intervention programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).  A cost-effectiveness modeling study of widespread implementation of the National DPP for Medicare beneficiaries showed a 37 percent reduction in new-onset diabetes at a cost savings of $1.3 billion over 10 years.  Read entire article.