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Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle intervention program designed to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in individuals at high risk for developing the disease. The program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is an evidence based solution that can help reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.

Who is at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?

From the CDC

If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

  • You are overweight.

  • You are 45 years of age or older.

  • Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.

  • You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week.

  • You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.

  • You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).

Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Following are the percentage of people in the United States with diagnosed diabetes from 2018 to 2019:

  • Non-Hispanic Blacks – 12.1%

  • Hispanics – 11.8%

  • Non-Hispanic Asians – 9.5%

  • Non-Hispanic Whites –  7.4%

If you are at risk, talk to a health care professional about getting a blood sugar test.

Benefits of Joining

If you’re interested in participating in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, learn more about the benefits of joining. You’ll get a full year of support and learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of your goals. This program is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

CDC Diabetes Risk Test

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