National Diabetes Prevention Program: Working Together to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Growing Threat of Prediabetes

  • 88 million American adults have prediabetes
  • more than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it

Reducing the Impact of Type 2 Diabetes

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

Research shows a structured lifestyle intervention can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in half.

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

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

Through the National DPP, CDC is working to:

  • build a workforce that can implement the lifestyle change program effectively
  • ensure quality and standardized reporting
  • 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 as a covered health benefit

Find out how to get involved in the National DDP www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention

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