Program Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity in their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. The program is offered in-person and online. The one-hour sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months. This proven program can help people with prediabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, 71 percent if over 60 years of age.

General Program Requirements

This program is open to participants over age 18 who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes and does not distribute monetary benefits. This information is accessible to all.

You may take a simple on-line risk test to determine if you have prediabetes or have high risk for type 2 diabetes. If you already know your risk status, you may also find a program in your area.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Take the prediabetes risk test to see if you have prediabetes. 

Find a National Diabetes Prevention Program in your area.

Program Contact Information

For detailed program information and valuable links visit the National Diabetes Prevention website.

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