National Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn about prediabetes and find a CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program in Colorado

Learn more about the benefits of joining the National DPP. 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).

Find out if you might be eligible to participate.

For health care providers

A randomized, controlled clinical trial demonstrated that completing this lifestyle change program reduced program participants’ chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% compared to placebo (71% for individuals aged 60 and older).

Your patients will have many questions about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. Here are some talking points that will help you answer those questions and help your patients decide if the program is right for them.

Refer your patients to a National Diabetes Prevention Program near you.

For employers and insurers

Employers can organize and administer the National DPP lifestyle change program in multiple ways. It can be provided as a health benefit under the insurance plan; or many employers provide a wellness program for their employees that is designed to help employees eat better, improve fitness, lose weight, or simply improve overall health. The National DPP lifestyle change program shares these common goals and is an evidence-based program that has proven effective for employees at risk for type 2 diabetes. It would be an effective addition to an employer’s wellness program. There are organizations recognized by the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) in Colorado, and across the nation ready to serve your employees.

Learn more at Diabetes Prevention - Employers & Insurers

Coverage in practice

Managing diabetes in the workplace - University of Colorado case study

National DPP Case in Point - Three employer, three approaches - provides a comparison of how three employers made the decision to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program. It includes a description of the program structure, provider selection and course delivery, population targeting and promotion, and lessons learned for each organization.

CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Programs

Become a CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program

Looking for a way to improve the health of your community? A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is an evidence-based solution that can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% in individuals aged 65 and older). CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are a key component of the National DPP and have proven to be more effective than certain medications at preventing type 2 diabetes.

If your organization is interested in joining other Colorado organizations in the national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes, learn what it takes to offer a CDC-recognized National DPP and what help you will receive along the way.

Diabetes' impact on Colorado