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National Diabetes Prevention Program

Eighty-six million Americans now have prediabetes—that's 1 out of 3 adults! Of those 86 million, 9 out of 10 of them don't even know they have it.

Program Benefits

Without intervention, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. With numbers like that, it's important to learn about prediabetes and take action. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program with the goal to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease among at-risk Utahns.

  • Empowerment through education and application
  • Movement toward a healthier self, one step at a time
  • Sustainability through behavior change
  • Increased physical activity
  • Weight loss

What Is Provided To Participants

This is a 12-month intensive lifestyle change program with 16 weekly and 6 monthly group sessions, The sessions are facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches that encourage, coach, and motivate participants to adopt sustainable lifestyle changes, focusing on:

  • Behavior change
  • Healthy eating strategies
  • Ways to become more physically active
  • Getting 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Achieving a 5-7% weight loss

Resources & Programs

Visit www.choosehealth.utah.gov/your-health/lifestyle-change/diabetes-prevention-program.php for more information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Utah

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For More Information On This Program



  1. Albright A, Gregg EW. Preventing type 2 diabetes in communities across the US: the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Am J Prev Med 2013;44(4):S346-S351. Available from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4539613/
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014. Available from www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf