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About 38 million American adults have diabetes, and another 98 million have prediabetes. These are growing concerns for America’s workforce, affecting the health and quality of life of millions of U.S. adults. These diseases also cost employers and insurers billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical expenses.

CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs, a key element of the National DPP, can cut a person’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half and reduce the serious conditions associated with prediabetes. Here you will find information on how you can join the national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes and save money on your health costs at the same time.

Join the Movement!

Help prevent type 2 diabetes and add value to your health plans with these strategies:

  • Include prediabetes screening and testing in your preventive care offerings
  • Promote awareness of prediabetes through communication to members
  • Contact a local organization offering the program to learn how CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs fit within value-based plans
  • Work to expand coverage of CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs to additional states and plans within your network
  • Offer a lifestyle change program to your members
Resources and Information for Employers and Insurers

How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Your Workforce
Learn why prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are a concern for employers and insurers. You can help your employees or members prevent type 2 diabetes.

Calculate Benefits and Costs
Offering CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs has financial benefits, as well as health benefits.

Offering a Lifestyle Change Program as a Covered Benefit
Diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs can be an important piece of any health plan.

National DPP Coverage Toolkit
This online tool can help State Medicaid Agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations, commercial health plans, and employers understand the mechanics of offering the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered benefit for their beneficiaries/members/employees at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Many employers and insurers already offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs to prevent type 2 diabetes.