Type 2 Diabetes – Prevention

Prediabetes affects about 84 million Americans, or as many as 1 in 3 people.1 Many patients with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. But changes to diet and exercise can cut the risk of diabetes by more than 58%.2

The Diabetes Prevention Program uses coaching and support groups to create sustainable improvements in physical activity and healthy eating . These programs are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control.

What can healthcare providers do to prevent diabetes?

Patients are more likely to engage in preventive health behaviors when their health care professional recommends them.

Find a program near you!

CDC-Certified Diabetes Prevention Program List

Pennsylvania Department of Health List

Medicare now covers DPP (MDPP)!

Link to MDPP Suppliers


Additional Resources for Providers

Information current at time of publication, February 2019.

The content of this website is educational in nature and includes general recommendations only; specific clinical decisions should only be made by a treating physician based on the individual patient’s clinical condition.


References
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes statistic report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services;2017.
  2. Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, et al. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346(6):393-403.
BALANCED INFORMATION FOR BETTER CARE