The National Diabetes Prevention Program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (also known as the National DPP) is a year-long, evidence-based program that helps participants reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing 5-7% of their body weight through lifestyle change, stress management, and peer support.1
In the National DPP, participants learn how to:
- Eat healthy and measure portions
- Add physical activity to daily life
- Manage stress
- Stay on track when eating out and in social situations
To be eligible for the National DPP, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be overweight (body mass index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian) Check your BMI here
- Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Not be pregnant
In addition, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- Have a recent blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year (must have a recent blood test if
enrolling in a program covered by Medicare):
Result A1C Test Glucose Tolerance Test Fasting Blood
Prediabetes 5.7% - 6.4% 140- 199 mg/dL 100 - 125 mg/dL
- Have received a result of high risk for type 2 diabetes on the prediabetes risk test.
- Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
Click here to find a National Diabetes Prevention Program near you.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Recognized Lifestyle Change Program Home. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/lifestyle-program/