National Diabetes Prevention Program Resources
Research shows that participants who lost 5 - 7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).1 The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) can also lower the risk of having a stroke and heart attack, improve your health, and reverse a prediabetes diagnosis.
Lifestyle Change Program Details
The National DPP is a year long lifestyle change program designed for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the in-person or online program to help participants change certain aspects of their lifestyle (i.e., eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity). The program is conducted in a group setting to encourage participants to share their goals and struggles. Group members encourage each other as they learn healthy habits and gain new skills.2
On Your Way to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Guide
This guide will help you take small, practical steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Testimonials from National DPP Participants
Click on the link to hear testimonials from program participants and learn how the National DPP has affected their lives and the lives of their families and loved ones.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Diabetes Prevention Program - https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/why-participate.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fdiabetes%2Fprevention%2Flifestyle-program%2Fwhy-participate.html