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Table 1—

Key aspects of the DPP lifestyle protocol

• Clearly defined weight loss and physical activity goals 
• Individual case managers or “lifestyle coaches” 
• Intensive, ongoing intervention 
 Initial core curriculum to achieve standardization of the intervention 
 Supervised exercise sessions offered at least two times per week throughout the trial 
 A flexible maintenance program with supplemental group classes, motivational campaigns, and restart opportunities 
• Individualization through a “toolbox” of adherence strategies 
• Materials and strategies that addressed the needs of an ethnically diverse population 
• An extensive local and national network of training, feedback, and clinical support 
• Clearly defined weight loss and physical activity goals 
• Individual case managers or “lifestyle coaches” 
• Intensive, ongoing intervention 
 Initial core curriculum to achieve standardization of the intervention 
 Supervised exercise sessions offered at least two times per week throughout the trial 
 A flexible maintenance program with supplemental group classes, motivational campaigns, and restart opportunities 
• Individualization through a “toolbox” of adherence strategies 
• Materials and strategies that addressed the needs of an ethnically diverse population 
• An extensive local and national network of training, feedback, and clinical support 
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