FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boston Heart Diagnostics (Boston Heart) today announced the launch of its new diabetes prevention offering. Boston Heart’s Personalized Diabetes Prevention Program empowers patients to take control of their health and engage in lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Founded in science and backed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1, Boston Heart offers patients who have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes a step-by-step program that is proven to help reduce participant’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.2
Boston Heart goes above and beyond the CDC-approved curriculum by utilizing the personalized Lifestyle Program. Led by Boston Heart’s Registered Dietitian Coaches who are clinical experts and specialize in behavior change, the program provides patients a truly personalized experience, including access to an online portal where they can find effective tools and resources like recipes, customized menus, a food journal and more to aide their health improvement journey.
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an intensive lifestyle program that includes regular physical activity and frequent contact with a health professional such as a Registered Dietitian can achieve weight loss of >5% and significant beneficial effects on glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), a measurement of average blood sugar levels which provides an indication of longer-term glucose control.3
“Learning about type 2 diabetes is the first step to prevention,” said Dr. Michael Dansinger. “During the 22-session course led by Registered Dietitian Coaches, patients will learn how to use their personalized nutrition and Life Plan along with other resources in order to make the lasting lifestyle changes they need to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes.”
Dr. Michael Dansinger is the Founding Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center. In that program, patients who adhered to lifestyle modifications were able to prevent diabetes. Dr. Dansinger provides an array of knowledge in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, which created the foundation of Boston Heart’s lifestyle program and diabetes prevention program.
“This program is a great addition to our Lifestyle Program. Having a CDC recognized program instills confidence in our providers that their patients are receiving an evidence-based approach to improve both their heart health and prevent type 2 diabetes,” said Pat Noland, President, Boston Heart.
About Boston Heart
Boston Heart Diagnostics is transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease by providing healthcare providers and their patients with novel, personalized diagnostics and integrated customized lifestyle programs that have the power to change the way clinicians and patients communicate about disease and improve heart health. Boston Heart looks beyond the “good” and “bad” cholesterol assessment that conventional labs provide to give a more complete picture of heart health. Founded by renowned cardiovascular researchers and led by seasoned lab and diagnostic executives, Boston Heart is one of the fastest growing health companies in the country. For more information on Boston Heart Diagnostics, please visit www.BostonHeartDiagnostics.com.
1. Boston Heart has received pending recognition as a provider of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes
Prevention Program (NDPP).
2. Knowler WC, Barrett-Conner E, Fowler SE, et al.; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med 2002; 346; 393-403.
3. Franz, Marion J. et al.; Lifestyle Weight-Loss Intervention Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015, Volume 115, Issue 9, 1447 – 1463.