National Diabetes Prevention Program

What to know

National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a lifestyle change program that provides a trained lifestyle coach, a CDC-approved curriculum, and group support over one year to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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National Diabetes Prevention Program

Working together to prevent type 2 diabetes

The Growing Threat of Prediabetes

  • About 98 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes.
  • More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don't know they have it.

About the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Congress authorized CDC to establish the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a public-private partnership working to build a nationwide delivery system for a lifestyle change program proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes.

It brings together:

  • Community organizations
  • Private insurers
  • Employers
  • Health care organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Government agencies

to achieve a greater impact on reducing type 2 diabetes.

Lifestyle Change Program

A key part of the National DDP is a lifestyle change program that provides:

  • A trained lifestyle coach
  • CDC-approved curriculum
  • Group support over the course of a year

CDC is working to:

  • Build a workforce that can implement the lifestyle change program effectively.
  • Ensure quality and standardized reporting of participant outcomes in the program.
  • Deliver the lifestyle change program through organizations nationwide and sustain it through public/private payer coverage.
  • Increase referrals to and participation in the lifestyle change program.

Join in this National Effort

Everyone can play a part in preventing type 2 diabetes.

  • Raise awareness of prediabetes.
  • Share information about the National DPP.
  • Encourage participation in the lifestyle change program.
  • Promote the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered health benefit.

Find out how to get involved in the National DDP.

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