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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

There are 79 million Americans (20 years and older) who have PRE-DIABETES1


9 out of 10 people with Pre-Diabetes are not aware of their condition


Are YOU at RISK of Type 2 Diabetes?

If you

  • Are Overweight or Obese
  • Have Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Have family history of Diabetes
  • Have High Blood Pressure
  • Had Gestational Diabetes (if women)
Have you every been told by your healthcare professional that you:

  • Are at risk of getting Diabetes?
  • Have Pre-Diabetes?
  • Have borderline Diabetes?
  • Have high blood sugar or glucose?

Yes, you can cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Half

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes. You will work with a Certified Lifestyle Coach for

  • 16 weekly sessions
  • Six months follow-up
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication No. 09–5099, October 2008

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Study

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a large prevention study of people at high risk for diabetes, showed that lifestyle intervention to lose weight and increase physical activity reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by 58% during a 3-year period. The reduction was even greater, 71%, among adults aged 60 years or older.
  • Treatment with the drug metformin reduced the risk by 31% overall and was most effective in younger (aged 25–44 years) and in heavier (body mass index ≥35) adults.
  • Prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes with either lifestyle or metformin intervention was effective in all racial and ethnic groups studied and has been shown to persist for at least 10 years.
  • Interventions to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes can be feasible and cost-effective. Research has found that lifestyle interventions are more cost-effective than medications.

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