About the National Diabetes Prevention Program

At a glance

The National Diabetes Prevention Program—or National DPP—was created in 2010 to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in the United States. This national effort created partnerships between public and private organizations to offer evidence-based, cost-effective ways to help prevent type 2 diabetes.

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CDC-led lifestyle change program

One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-led lifestyle change program. This research-based program focuses on healthy eating and physical activity. Research showed that people with prediabetes who joined a structured lifestyle change program could cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

For more information, view the National DPP Infographic.