Support to Help You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (US)
posted by Research Admin 1 on 19 June 2020
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, US
Get all the support you need to make lasting changes. When you join CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program, you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, improve your health, and build healthy habits that last a lifetime.
If you have prediabetes, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of 88 million US adults with this condition, which raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
There is good news, though. Even if you’re at high risk, you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with proven lifestyle changes. Knowing you have prediabetes means you can do something about it.
Not sure if you have prediabetes? Take the 1-minute prediabetes risk test. If your score shows your risk is high, you may be able to join a lifestyle change program. Your doctor can confirm your results with a simple blood test.
You’re Not Alone
We can all be scared to make changes in our life. Maybe we think it’ll be too hard, so why bother?
The National DPP lifestyle change program will be there with you every step of the way, so you won’t be on your own. With the help of a lifestyle coach, you’ll learn to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that get in the way of your goals.
Plus, you get a support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas, celebrate the good stuff, and work through the hard stuff.
Because these kinds of changes take time, you’ll receive a full year of support with the lifestyle change program. You’re learning more than how to eat healthy and be physically active. You’re learning how to make lasting changes that fit into your real life.
Flexibility for Your Schedule
Whether in person or online, the National DPP lifestyle change program can support you in a way that fits your needs.
In addition to in-person programs, online programs offer an option for participants who need more flexibility. If you’re too far from in-person classes, if you can’t leave your home, or simply prefer the convenience of an online format, online classes can be an ideal option.
Learn more about what to expect from the program, including how to join.
Still unsure if joining a lifestyle change program is right for you? Read how the National DPP lifestyle change program helped one participant lose 170 pounds while regaining his life. “It’s not about how long you live; it’s about how well you live,” says Cynthia Johnson, 54, a program participant.