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The CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (CDC DPP) Curriculum

The CDC  DPP Curriculum  is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP was a clinical research study led by the National Institutes of Health and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This research was published in the February 7, 2002, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Studies subsequent to the DPP determined how best to implement the program where people live and work.


Read and Download the Curriculum for Months 1-6

This curriculum is for lifestyle coaches and organizations that will deliver a lifestyle change program in their community.

Before you start, please read the terms and conditions for using this curriculum [PDF-314KB].

Download all 16 sessions as one PDF here [PDF–7.2MB]

Download individual Facilitation Guide files.

Cover: Sessions 1–16 Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide for Months 1-6 [PDF–1.6MB]
Front Matter: How to Use the Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide [PDF–737KB]
Chapter 1: Welcome to the National Diabetes Prevention Program [PDF–796KB]
Chapter 2: Be a Fat and Calorie Detective [PDF–705KB]
Chapter 3: Three Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories [PDF–598KB]
Chapter 4: Healthy Eating [PDF–448KB]
Chapter 5: Move Those Muscles [PDF–446KB]
Chapter 6: Being Active – A Way of Life [PDF–636KB]
Chapter 7: Tip the Calorie Balance [PDF–432KB]
Chapter 8: Take Charge of What’s Around You [PDF–652KB]
Chapter 9: Problem Solving [PDF–528KB]
Chapter 10: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out [PDF–773KB]
Chapter 11: Talk Back to Negative Thoughts [PDF–773KB]
Chapter 12: The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change [PDF–552KB]
Chapter 13: Jump Start Your Activity Plan [PDF–610KB]
Chapter 14: Make Social Cues Work For You [PDF–714KB]
Chapter 15: You Can Manage Stress [PDF–553KB]
Chapter 16: Ways to Stay Motivated [PDF–608KB]

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Read and Download the Session Handouts for Months 1-6

These handouts are for participants working with coaches in lifestyle change programs.

Download handouts for all 16 sessions as one notebook here [PDF–8.66MB]

Download individual Participant Notebook files.

Cover: Sessions 1–16 Participant Notebook for Months 1-6 [PDF–1.7MB]
Week 1: Welcome to the National Diabetes Prevention Program [PDF-919KB]
Week 2: Be a Fat and Calorie Detective [PDF-658KB]
Week 3: Reducing Fat and Calories [PDF-478KB]
Week 4: Healthy Eating [PDF-504KB]
Week 5: Move Those Muscles [PDF-469KB]
Week 6: Being Active - A Way of Life [PDF-721KB]
Week 7: Tip the Calorie Balance [PDF-652KB]
Week 8: Take Charge of What’s Around You [PDF-508KB]
Week 9: Problem Solving [PDF-862KB]
Week 10: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out [PDF-745KB]
Week 11: Talk Back to Negative Thoughts [PDF-759KB]
Week 12: The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change [PDF-764KB]
Week 13: Jump Start Your Activity Plan [PDF-703KB]
Week 14: Make Social Cues Work for You [PDF-969KB]
Week 15: You Can Manage Stress [PDF-418KB]
Week 16: Ways to Stay Motivated [PDF-652KB]

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Read and Download the Curriculum for Months 7-12

This curriculum is for lifestyle coaches and organizations that will deliver a lifestyle change program in their community.

Download all 15 sessions as one PDF here [PDF–4.91MB]

Download individual Month 7-12 Facilitation Guide files.

Cover: Facilitation Guide for Months 7-12 [PDF–1.31MB]
Front Matter: Introduction to Months 7-12 for Lifestyle Coaches [PDF–531KB]
Session 1: Welcome to Months 7-12 [PDF–152KB]
Session 2: Fats – Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fat [PDF–386KB]
Session 3: Food Preparation and Recipe Modification [PDF–318KB]
Session 4: Healthy Eating – Taking it One Meal at a Time [PDF–627KB]
Session 5: Healthy Eating with Variety and Balance [PDF–577KB]
Session 6: More Volume, Fewer Calories [PDF–705KB]
Session 7: Staying on Top of Physical Activity [PDF–338KB]
Session 8: Stepping up to Physical Activity [PDF–186KB]
Session 9: Balance Your Thoughts for Long-Term Maintenance [PDF–404KB]
Session 10: Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events [PDF–514KB]
Session 11: Preventing Relapse [PDF–409KB]
Session 12: Stress and Time Management [PDF–758KB]t
Session 13: Heart Health [PDF–287KB]
Session 14: A Closer Look at Type 2 Diabetes [PDF–457KB]
Session 15: Final Session: Looking Back and Looking Forward [PDF–516KB]
Meeting Schedule: Meeting Schedule Template for Months 7-12 [PDF–122KB]

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Read and Download the Session Handouts for Months 7-12

These handouts are for participants working with coaches in lifestyle change programs.

Download handouts for all 15 sessions as one notebook here [PDF–6.09MB]

Download individual Participant Notebook files.

Cover: Participant Notebook for Sessions in Months 7-12 [PDF–1.64MB]
Session 1: Welcome to Sessions 7-12 [PDF–254KB]
Session 2: Fats – Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fat [PDF–451KB]
Session 3: Food Preparation and Recipe Modification [PDF–432KB]
Session 4: Healthy Eating – Taking it One Meal at a Time [PDF–373KB]
Session 5: Healthy Eating with Variety and Balance [PDF–293KB]
Session 6: More Volume, Fewer Calories [PDF–394KB]
Session 7: Staying on Top of Physical Activity [PDF–559KB]
Session 8: Stepping up to Physical Activity [PDF–518KB]
Session 9: Balance Your Thoughts for Long-Term Maintenance [PDF–602KB]
Session 10: Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events [PDF–297KB]
Session 11: Preventing Relapse [PDF–349KB]
Session 12: Stress and Time Management [PDF–685KB]
Session 13: Heart Health [PDF–421KB]
Session 14: A Closer Look at Type 2 Diabetes [PDF–386KB]
Session 15: Final Session: Looking Back and Looking Forward [PDF–951KB]

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Additional Materials

Food and Activity Tracker log books are for participants to write down daily food intake, physical activity, and weight, which the lifestyle coach reviews to provide feedback to the participant. An example of this resource is My Game Plan [PDF–350KB] from the National Diabetes Education Program, which you can download for free to share, print, and copy.

Fat and Calorie Counter guides support a participants’ ability to track his or her daily fat grams and calorie consumption/intake. An example of this resource is Your Game Plan [PDF–405KB] from the National Diabetes Education Program, which you can download for free to share, print, and copy.

Learn more about fat in different kinds of food here.

Learn more about healthy eating and nutrition here.

Learn more about physical activity here.

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