National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
National Diabetes Prevention Programs, National DPP, are programs recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as lifestyle change programs. These are yearlong programs that will support you and teach you healthy eating habits, incorporating physical activity into your daily activity, managing stress, problem-solving, and staying motivated. These classes are for individuals that are at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
- DPP participants, who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week, cut their risk for developing diabetes by 58%.
- DPP program participants were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not attend the program.
- The DPP program can lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health, and potentially reverse your prediabetes diagnosis.