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Lifestyle Change Programs

It could cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

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It could cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

As part of our commitment to reduce the incidence of diabetes, we are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to implement one key feature of the National DPP—a research-based, structured lifestyle change program that is proven to help prevent and delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

You are not alone. 

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, your local CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is here to help you lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Ready to get started?

To learn more about your risk for diabetes or prediabetes, take our free, online 60-second risk test. If you’re at high risk or feel like you have diabetes, talk to your doctor to get a blood test. Then:

Lifestyle Change Program

If you are high risk or find out you have prediabetes, find a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program near you. 

Diabetes Education Program

If you find out you have diabetes, find a diabetes education program.

Employers: Prevention for Life @ Work

Employers know the importance of maintaining a healthy workforce to not only reduce their staff related expenses, but also increase satisfaction and productivity. Companies across the county rare learning about the National DPP’s lifestyle change program, and by providing this evidenced-based program as a covered benefit, they find:

  • A decrease in the cost of providing health care to employees over time
  • Improved health of at-risk employees by preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes
  • Higher productivity as a result of employees engaging in preventative care practices
  • Increased employee retention

In addition to these benefits, the CDC notes that certain underlying medical conditions like type 2 diabetes increase a person’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Reducing the prevalence of type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of adverse complications and death from COVID-19, as well as seasonal influenza.

Find a program in your area

To find a program in your area, review the CDC registry. Learn more about the economic and operational benefits of offering the lifestyle change program at your workplace:

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

National DPP coverage toolkit (includes detailed information on the program’s evidence, employer-sponsored health insurance, and more)


Diabetes prevention impact toolkit (shows employers how much can diabetes prevention programs can save)

American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA’s DPP Cost Savings Calculator