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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.

Imagine: You and the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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What’s possible when people with prediabetes join CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program? They can take charge of their health and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes by eating well, staying active, and reducing stress. It can all start today… sign up for an online or in-person program. Watch the video!

The National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center

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

1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. Could be you, your barber, your barber's barber.

More than 88 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

PreventT2. A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

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.

AMA Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

Health care teams can use these materials, developed by the American Medical Association (AMA), to help prevent type 2 diabetes by referring patients to an in-person or online CDC-recognized lifestyle change program. The AMA Diabetes Prevention Toolkitexternal icon provides tools and resources for the health care team, such as billing codes, information on how to optimize your electronic health record for diabetes prevention, and fact sheets about prediabetes and the National DPP.

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program/CMS.GOV

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded modelexternal icon 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

Your health with Joan Lunden and CDC

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.

Season 1

Season 2

Diabetes Infographics

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.

Press Releases

Press releases
2019
Friday, December 20, 2019 – Press Release CDC Releases First National Estimates on Diabetes within Hispanic and Asian Populations in the US
Demographic breakdown identifies specific groups at higher risk of diabetes
Monday, December 2, 2019 – Press Release 1 in 5 Adolescents and 1 in 4 Young Adults Now Living With Prediabetes
Prediabetes: An emerging health threat that can lead to type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Press Release After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline
35% drop in new diabetes diagnoses – and no increase in total cases

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