Programs and Initiatives

Prevent or Delay Diabetes

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is based on a curriculum shown to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults that are at high risk.

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See if you qualify and find a program near you

To start your journey of making simple lifestyle changes that can improve your health and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, discover if a National DPP lifestyle change program is a good option for you and learn if you qualify.

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What is the National DPP?

The National DPP is a partnership of organizations that support delivery of an evidence-based lifestyle change program that has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% in those 60 and older) in those with prediabetes. When you take part in a year-long lifestyle change program, you’ll have access to trained lifestyle coaches that provide support to eat healthier, increase physical activity, and manage stress to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

The ADA and CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Cooperative Agreement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA) a five-year cooperative agreement to develop a multi-sectoral network that supports national efforts to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in American adults with prediabetes. The cooperative agreement focuses on:

  1. Expanding the National DPP in six high-risk “Diabetes Belt” states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas.
  2. Identifying and addressing social determinants of health barriers for underserved populations who experience disproportionally high risk and burden for type 2 diabetes, including Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Americans aged 65 plus.

The CDC is investing in the ADA and three other recipients across the United States to solve many of the challenges that have limited National DPP adoption and ultimately bend the curve on the number of people developing type 2 diabetes.

Watch to Learn More

These videos will help you learn how healthy living helps to prevent or delay diabetes.

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