National Diabetes Prevention Program
CDC works to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by expanding the reach of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). This evidence-based intervention teaches participants how to make healthy lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Since the National DPP was established in 2010, over 1,500 organizations have joined the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program to deliver the National DPP. More than 100,000 people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes have participated in lifestyle change programs across the United States.
As of 2016, over 3 million state employees in 11 states have health insurance coverage for the National DPP. About 65 private insurance companies provide some form of coverage for the program. In 2016, the National DPP became the first preventive service program to become eligible for Medicare payment. About 22 million US adults with prediabetes aged 65 or older could directly benefit from the new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, which will take effect in 2018.
In 2016, CDC, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Medical Association partnered with the Ad Council to develop the first national prediabetes awareness campaign. This campaign was designed to help people understand their risk of prediabetes and take steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
English and Spanish public service announcements encourage people to visit the DoIHavePrediabetes.orgexternal icon website to find out their prediabetes risk. The website features a short quiz, lifestyle tips, and links to CDC-recognized National DPP programs across the country. More than 1 million people have completed the prediabetes risk test.
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