Are You Eligible to Join the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program?

Key points

Find out if you meet the requirements to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.

Lifestyle change program eligibility

National DPP lifestyle change program eligibility infographic
Meet these requirements to participate in the National DPP lifestyle change program.

To participate, you must meet ALL 4 of these requirements:

  1. Be 18 years or older.
  2. Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if you're an Asian American person).
  3. Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  4. Not be pregnant.

You'll also need to meet 1 of these requirements:

1. Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year (includes any of these tests and results):

  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL
  • 2-hour plasma glucose (after a 75g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.

2. Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).

3. Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test.

If you're enrolling in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, different criteria apply. Find them here.

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