Health Care Professionals

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). 

Why Health Care Professionals Are Taking Action

Based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing new-onset diabetes, the Community Preventive Services Task Force now recommends programs like the National DPP.

  • This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes.
  • Participation in this program also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and its complications.
  • The DPP is a year-long program with 16 weekly sessions and 6 monthly follow-up sessions with trained lifestyle coaches who empower participants to take charge of their health
Diabetes Prevention Resources for Health Care Professionals
CDC National DPP 

Learn more about the National DPP and current local programming.