CDC and its partners have developed national-level campaigns to increase awareness of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and encourage enrollment in evidence-based CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs. Below are a few of those initiatives and other relevant press releases.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center
The National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center serves National DPP organizations by providing easy access to information and resources about prediabetes and the National DPP. Organizations can access training materials, toolkits, and videos; ask questions; and receive technical assistance related to all aspects of the program.
Prediabetes PSAs: The People You Know
More than 84 million American adults have prediabetes. That’s a little hard to wrap your head around. The same fact put another way: “1 in 3 US adults.” It could be you, your favorite brother, or your other brother who has prediabetes. When viewers see themselves and the people they know in the stats, they get it in a whole new way. That’s the thinking behind Phase 3 of CDC’s award-winning Prediabetes Awareness Campaign. Watch here.
PreventT2 is CDC’s evidence-based lifestyle change program, which features trained lifestyle coaches, a research-based curriculum, and group support. PreventT2 participants who lost 5–7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people aged 60 and over). The program is offered by more than a thousand organizations across the country.
To encourage participation in PreventT2, CDC provides the research-based PreventT2 curriculum free of cost in English and Spanish to organizations offering CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs. They also offer a suite of branded marketing materials to help organizations increase recruitment and participation in their programs. Learn more about how you can use PreventT2 to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes in your community by visiting the Program Providers page.
Prevent Diabetes STAT
Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act TodayExternal is a national initiative that calls on front-line health care providers, community organizations, health systems, employers, insurers, patients, and families to raise awareness about prediabetes and to increase screening, testing, and referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs that are part of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.
The national prediabetes awareness campaign, developed in partnership with the Ad Council, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Medical Association, urges people to find out their prediabetes risk, confirm the results with their doctor, and participate in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program/CMS.GOV
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded modelExternal is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes. The clinical intervention consists of a minimum of 16 intensive “core” sessions of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved curriculum furnished over six months in a group-based, classroom-style setting that provides practical training in long-term dietary change, increased physical activity, and behavior change strategies for weight control. After completing the core sessions, less intensive follow-up meetings furnished monthly help ensure that the participants maintain healthy behaviors. The primary goal of the expanded model is at least 5 percent weight loss by participants. The National DPP is based on the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study found that lifestyle changes resulting in modest weight loss sharply reduced the development of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for the disease.
Your Health with Joan Lunden
CDC and CBS Television Stations’ TV and digital mini-series on diabetes is back for Season 2! Host Joan Lunden, CDC’s Dr. Ann Albright, and special guests share the latest insights and information on diabetes, prediabetes, and much more.
CDC created a number of infographics focused on specific diabetes-related topics. For infographics on prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, risk factors, and other topics, visit CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation’s infographic collection.
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