The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a partnership of public and private organizations that advance type 2 diabetes prevention efforts in the United States. The National DPP was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides an evidence-based framework for diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs throughout the United States.
San Diego Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change programs implement the National DPP lifestyle change program curriculum and are coordinated by the San Diego DPP Network. The San Diego DPP Network is a partnership of local organizations working to prevent diabetes in the County of San Diego. Click here to learn more about the San Diego DPP Network.
People with prediabetes—or at risk of diabetes—may prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by participating in a DPP lifestyle change program. The DPP lifestyle change program is a year-long, evidence-based, and cost-effective program developed specifically for people with prediabetes to prevent the progression to type 2 diabetes. Research shows that lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% in people with prediabetes.
The DPP lifestyle change program is a great way to empower people to take charge of their health and well-being. Participants learn how to eat healthier and integrate physical activity into their daily lives. The DPP lifestyle change program provides peer support, coaching, and helps participants develop the necessary problem-solving, stress-reduction, and coping skills to ensure long-lasting lifestyle changes.
The DPP program is broken down into two six-month periods. During the first six months, participants learn how to:
During the second six months, meetings are held once or twice a month. To ensure participants’ long-term success, the program focuses on enhancing and maintaining the changes made during the first half of the program.