We have now completed the first cohort of patients through the PreDM intervention. Altogether 250 patients were invited to participate. Although the classes were well subscribed there was a fairly high initial drop out rate at/before commencement. However we are delighted that 37 people completed the 10 week course.
However what is astounding are the achievements of the group. Together they lost a total of 110Kg, or 17 and a half stone. This equates to about the average starting weight per person for the group. We have also noticed a drop in resting heart rate of around 5 bpm. We are now looking to analyse the blood results.
We are aware of 5 new diagnoses of Diabetes Mellitus found in the initial blood tests and are awaiting further results to confirm the numbers of IGT etc.