Talk to Your Team

The second action step is to discuss the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program with your team. Review the information and resources below or download the San Diego Diabetes Prevention Employer Toolkit by clicking on the button below.


Action Step 2:

Discuss the DPP Lifestyle Change Program with Your Team of Executives and Stakeholders

Both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer no-cost tools to help employers, health insurance carriers, and state health departments identify the return-on-investment (ROI) and evaluate the impact of DPP lifestyle change program coverage. To inform executives and stakeholders on the benefits of offering the DPP lifestyle change program to employees, use these no-cost tools along with the San Diego DPP Overview Fact Sheet and the presentation resources provided at the end of this section to guide your conversations.


1. Evaluate ROI

The AMA Cost Saving Calculator helps employers calculate the potential ROI for their organization. Even a small business can see savings in less than three years by reducing employees’ risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

  • First, review your healthcare claims data in order to estimate the size of your workforce with prediabetes.
  • Then, visit the AMA Cost Saving Calculator to analyze potential cost savings for your company over a three-year period. Simply follow the prompts and enter your organization’s information into the calculator.


2. Evaluate Impact: Costs and Benefits Analysis

Visit the CDC Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit to find an interactive, comprehensive online tool that provides estimates of:

  • The total cost of delivering the DPP lifestyle change program or similar lifestyle change program.
  • The total health benefit resulting from the program.
  • Life years gained and quality-adjusted life years saved.
  • Cost-effectiveness of the lifestyle change program.


3. Find Local DPP Lifestyle Change Program Providers

Connect with your local San Diego DPP lifestyle change program providers for resources and assistance. Talk to them about how to bring the program to your employees. 


4. Present the Information to Management, Employees, and Other Stakeholders

Once you identify local San Diego DPP lifestyle change program providers and evaluate ROI and impact, you will have the information you need to discuss the benefits of offering the DPP program as a covered health benefit. To help facilitate discussions with management, employees, and stakeholders, you are encouraged to customize and use the resources below.


Once you've discussed the DPP lifestyle change program with your team, the third action step is to promote diabetes prevention to your employees.