Programs & Initiatives in Communities
Prevent type 2 diabetes with The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
Find education and support across Minnesota for people who have prediabetes or are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
The DPP is a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led, proven lifestyle change program that can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. A trained lifestyle coach works with participants to teach lifestyle skills needed to make lasting changes – like eating healthier, adding physical activity and managing stress.
The goal of this year-long program is for participants to lose 5 to 7% of their body weight and gain 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. Program participants meet a minimum of 16 times weekly in the first six months and then monthly over the next six months.
The DPP curriculum is based on findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program research study, a randomized controlled trial conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
This study showed that people with prediabetes who lost a modest amount of weight — 5 to 7%, or about 15 to 20 pounds for most people — reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% over a three year period.
Diabetes Prevention Connection
If you live in Minneapolis, call 1 (888) 643-2584, take a quick risk test and we’ll help you find an in-person or online class. All the classes have a lifestyle coach and other members, just like you, for help and support!
The Diabetes Prevention Program is also offered across Minnesota in health care, community and worksite settings. Find a nearby program by following one of these links below.
- Find Minnesota Diabetes Prevention Program
- Locate a Participating Y
- Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program – Find a Program Near You
Learn about diabetes management at: Programs & Initiatives in Communities – Diabetes Management