Program Eligibility

National DPP Lifestyle Change Program eligibility infographic - described below

To participate in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, patients will need to meet ALL 4 of these requirements:

  1. Be 18 years or older.
  2. Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian American).
  3. Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  4. Not be pregnant.

Patients will also need to meet 1 of these requirements (unless they are enrolling in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, which has different criteria):

  1. Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year (includes any of these tests and results):
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%.
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL.
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.
  1. Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
  2. Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test.

Refer your at-risk patients to an available program (online or in person) that works for them (patients can also join without a referral).

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Page last reviewed: April 27, 2021