Diabetes Prevention - Minnesota Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention

Prevent type 2 diabetes with the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Find education and support across Minnesota for people who have prediabetes or are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National 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 CDC National 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

If you didn't find a DPP class near you, or at convenient times many more options can be found through the YMCA, Well Connect and Juniper.

Find a comprehensive list of National DPP classes recognized by the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. National DPP providers submit their data to CDC to be recognized for achieving high-standards set for DPP programs.

Updated Monday, 04-Feb-2019 15:51:33 CST