About the Program

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.
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  • The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.
  • Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months.
  • This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Over 625 organizations offer the program nationally. CDC recognized programs are listed on the CDC website at https://nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Registry.aspx

More organizations are coming on board every day to meet the growing demand for effective programs to help adults prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes in the United States.
There is a proven lifestyle change program that can help you prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes—the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). It will help you lower your risk by teaching you how to improve your food choices and increase your physical activity.

How does it work?

  • Work with a trained lifestyle coach in your community or online to learn the skills you need to make lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes
  • Features of the Lifestyle Change program
  • Trained coach to guide and encourage you
  • In-person or online
  • Community based program and Institutional
  • CDC-approved program
  • Support from others working on the same goals as you
  • Skills to help you lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress
  • Some insurance companies will cover