About the National Diabetes Prevention Program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a partnership of public and private organizations working together to reduce the growing problem of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
In 2001, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control proved that, for a person with prediabetes, losing a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increase physical activity could dramatically reduce their risk of developing diabetes.
Today, over a thousand organizations across the country use the building blocks from that study: 16-week curriculum, personal health coach, small group of participants for support, helping people with prediabetes lose weight by adopting healthy habits, and reducing their risk of developing diabetes
National DPP resources
- CDC Background Information
- Health Association Resources