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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.

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 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

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

2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Press Release New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes
Diabetes growth rate steady, adding to health care burden
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Press Release New Prediabetes Awareness Campaign Features Unexpected Animal Videos to Encourage Americans to Learn Their Risk
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Press Release Congress urged: Save evidence-based diabetes prevention programexternal icon
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Press Release Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes On the Rise Among Children, Teens
Fastest rise seen among racial/ethnic minority groups.
2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – Press Release National Diabetes Prevention Program Named the First Preventive Health Initiative Eligible for Medicare Coverage via CMMI Expansionexternal icon
January 21, 2016 – Press Release First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes
American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ad Council Join Forces to Reduce the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes

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