National Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes. The lifestyle change program is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.
Are you at risk? Find out with a one-minute risk assessment.
How does the Diabetes Prevention Program work? Losing a small amount of weight and getting regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent! Classes are led by trained lifestyle coaches who can help you change lifestyle habits to help you lose weight and get more active. In the classes, you will learn about healthy eating, stress management, the importance of sleep and so much more. You will get tips to make new habits to support your health and prevent type 2 diabetes.
What is the format for the Diabetes Prevention Program? Diabetes Prevention Program groups meet for a year — almost weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months. The program is focused on helping you make long-term changes for lasting results.
During each session, which is based on a CDC-approved curriculum, your lifestyle coach will engage the group to see how things are going, introduce the session’s key topics, and guide a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
- Eat healthy
- Add physical activity to your life
- Manage stress
- Stay on track when eating out
Explore the benefits of a lifestyle change program.