Join a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.
It could cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
As part of our commitment to reduce the incidence of diabetes, we are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to implement one key feature of the National DPP—a research-based, structured lifestyle change program that is proven to help prevent and delay the development of type 2 diabetes.
You are not alone. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, your local CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is here to help you lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.
What to expect
Through year-long sessions and with the support of a group, lifestyle coaches trained to use a CDC-approved curriculum help you stay motivated to:
- Make small changes to the way you eat without giving up the foods you love
- Increase your physical activity levels to 30 minutes a few days a week
- Manage your stress
The program follows a research-based curriculum that starts with weekly group meetings for the first six months, followed by upkeep sessions to keep you on track to meet your goals.
Hear from providers and participants
Participants and health care professionals share their first-hand experience with the program. See the full collection of testimonials.
Small changes lead to big results
Research shows that CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half, proving that preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes is possible through small changes overtime.
Here are just a few ways small changes can make your life better:
- You will feel healthier and have a better quality of life
- You will learn how to deal with stress
- You will be able to stay independent, healthy and active as you age
- If you have children or grandchildren, you will be able to keep up with them
Ready to get started?
To learn more about your risk for diabetes or prediabetes, take our free, online 60-second risk test. If you’re at high risk or feel like you have diabetes, talk to your doctor to get a blood test. Then:
- If you are high risk or find out you have prediabetes, find a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program near you.
- If you find out you have diabetes, find a diabetes education program.
Employers: Prevention for Life @ Work
Employers know the importance of maintaining a healthy workforce to not only reduce their staff related expenses, but also increase satisfaction and productivity. Companies across the county rare learning about the National DPP’s lifestyle change program, and by providing this evidenced-based program as a covered benefit, they find:
- A decrease in the cost of providing health care to employees over time
- Improved health of at-risk employees by preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes
- Higher productivity as a result of employees engaging in preventative care practices
- Increased employee retention
In addition to these benefits, the CDC notes that certain underlying medical conditions like type 2 diabetes increase a person’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Reducing the prevalence of type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of adverse complications and death from COVID-19, as well as seasonal influenza.
To find a program in your area, review the CDC registry. Learn more about the economic and operational benefits of offering the lifestyle change program at your workplace:
- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD): National DPP coverage toolkit (includes detailed information on the program’s evidence, employer-sponsored health insurance, and more)
- CDC: Diabetes prevention impact toolkit (shows employers how much can diabetes prevention programs can save)
- American Medical Association (AMA): AMA’s DPP Cost Savings Calculator