PreDM project : first results in

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.