Roughly 25% of the U.S. population has “prediabetes”. That’s a staggering number, and certainly a giant, national public-health issue. And so, the government set out to do something about it. Since Congress authorized it in 2010, the CDC has been working to set up the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and it’s really good news — particularly for seniors. The original study that prompted the program shows that intervention is 71% effective in preventing diabetes in the over-60 age group. Go get a checkup, and if you have “prediabetes”, get some intervention.