Diabetes Prevention Management Programs

How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

If you have prediabetes, some changes can be made to reverse and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The necessary steps of prevention include losing 5% - 7% of your body weight, eating healthy, and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week. Making these lifestyle changes can be hard, but there are resources available (such as the Diabetes Prevention Program) that will help you make the necessary changes to living a happier, healthier, diabetes-free life.

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long lifestyle change program, available in-person or online, and was developed for those who have prediabetes with the goal of preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. The DPP is an evidence-based program that is proven to produce positive outcomes and results, but it takes time, hard work, and dedication. Classes are led by a trained lifestyle coach that will help you make necessary changes in areas such as healthier eating, stress reduction, and becoming more physically active.
These life change programs are available across the country and are provided as a covered benefit by some employers. To find an in-person DPP near you, click here.  To find an online DPP, click here.

Other Diabetes Management Resources

If the DPP isn’t right for you, or if you already have diabetes, click here to find a general diabetes education program near you.

Free Resources*

If you have diabetes and cannot afford traditional diabetes management programs, there are some free resources available that may help you begin making the necessary changes to manage your diabetes.  

* These resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding medical conditions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately.