Programs & Initiatives in Communities
Prevent type 2 diabetes with the Diabetes Prevention Program
Find education and support across Minnesota for people who have prediabetes or are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a Centers 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 percent of their body weight and gain 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. Program participants meet weekly for 16 weeks over an initial six-month period, and 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 percent, or about 15 to 20 pounds for most people — reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent over a three year period.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The DPP is 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