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More than 21 million American adults have diabetes, and another 84 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.

How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Your Workforce
Learn why prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are a concern for employers and insurers.

Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
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 Toolkitexternal icon
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.

Join the Movement! Act Now!
Learn how you can get involved today.

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

Page last reviewed: December 13, 2018