The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is shown by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. It’s a lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes that can help you:
- Lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.
- Increase your physical activity routine to 150 minutes per week.
- Stay motivated to achieve your health goals.
- Manage your stress.
- Track the food you eat.
Classes are offered in a group setting in the community, at clinics, and online. A DPP Lifestyle Coach will support you for 1 year. Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medi-Cal, cover the cost of the program. For those without insurance, the cost can range from $429 or more for the 1-year program.
How to sign up for a DPP class near you:
- Talk to your doctor or clinic about DPP.
- Call your health insurance plan to request DPP.
- Locate a Centers for Disease Control approved Diabetes Prevention Program near you.
- Contact a Local organization that offers a diabetes prevention program:
More Information about the DPP
Learn more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Program.
If you are a health clinic or medical provider, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association created the STAT toolkit to help implement pre-diabetes screening and referral processes at a practice or clinic.