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
- Prediabetes Risk Test
- Prevent Diabetes STAT (Screen/Test/Act Today)
- American Diabetes Association
- Washington State Department of Health Prediabetes and Diabetes Clinical Practice Algorithm
CDC National DPP
Learn more about the National DPP and current local programming.