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Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program is proven by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. It’s a lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes.

  • It can help you lose 5-7% of your body weight.  So if you weigh 200 pounds, this would mean losing 10-14 pounds.
  • It supports you in increasing your physical activity routine to 150 minutes per week.
  • Classes are offered in a group setting in the community, at clinics, and online. 
  • You will learn new skills like:
            - Ways to stay motivated        - Being active as a way of life
            - Stress management              - Carb & calorie counting

  • A Lifestyle Coach will support you for 1 year in DPP
  • The cost can range from $429 or more for the 1-year program.
  • Most health insurance plans cover the cost of the program and Medicare (in 2018) and Medi-Cal (in 2019) will start covering it soon

Sign up for a diabetes prevention class near you

Partners who offer diabetes prevention programs


 

 
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. 

 


Learn more about the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program:
Healthy Communities Branch
1775 Story Road, Suite 120 
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 408-793-2700
Fax: 408-251-4014 
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Last updated: 12/31/2019 2:24 PM