National Diabetes Prevention Program

What is the National Diabetes Prevention Program?

The National Diabetes Prevention Program —or National DPP—is a partnership of public and private organizations working to reduce the growing problem of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The National DPP is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Partners in San Diego and across the country are working to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reverse their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health. Visit the CDC website to learn more about the National DPP.

Am I Eligible to Participate in a National DPP?

You are eligible to participate in a National DPP offered near you if you are:

1. 18 years of age or older

2. Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) great than or equal to 24 kh/m2 (22 if Asian)

3. Have prediabetes

4. Have been told by a health care provider that you:

Join a National DPP in San Diego Today

National DPPs in San Diego provide motivating and supportive class environments for people facing similar lifestyle change goals and challenges. Classess are starting across San Diego County. Call (858) 495-5588 today to see if you are eligible, to register, or to be added to the wait list. Or locate a program near you.

Managing Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, learn more about local diabetes management programs:

Program Program Description
Healthier Living With Chronic Conditions (aka, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) Designed at Stanford University and for people with conditions such as arthritis, depression, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, or any chronic illness, this program has been proven to achieve positive health outcomes and reduced health care expenditures.  Click here for current schedule (www.healthierlivingsd.org) For more information call 858-495-5500 extension 3.
Healthier Living with Diabetes (aka, Diabetes Self-Management Program) Designed at Stanford University and for people with type 2 diabetes, this program has been proven to achieve positive health outcomes and reduced health care expenditures. Click here for current schedule
NEW!  Healthier Living: Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEPTM) Developed by the University of Illinois-Chicago for people with Type 2 diabetes, DEEPTM has been shown to be successful in helping participants take control of their disease and reduce the risk of complications. Click here for current schedule. For more information, please call 858-495-5500 extension 3.