open here please:
CDC - National Diabetes Prevention Program - Diabetes DDT
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP PREVENT OR DELAY THE ONSET OF TYPE 2 DIABETES IN COMMUNITIES—FIND OUT HOW
Prevention is the best intervention for type 2 diabetes
CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation has launched a new program—the National Diabetes Prevention Program—as part of its efforts to reverse the increase in new cases of type 2 diabetes nationwide. The program’s key component, a structured lifestyle intervention, has been proven effective in helping participants at high risk for type 2 diabetes lose a moderate amount of weight (5% to 7% of their current weight) and increase their physical activity to 150 minutes per week. These two actions have been proven to prevent or reduce the onset of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.
To find out more about this program, go to the National Diabetes Prevention Program website at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention. Also, visit www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/ChangeForLife/index.html to watch the brief video, A Change for Life. This video provides an overview of the program, with highlights of participants discussing how the intervention helped them make sustainable lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.
If my organization wants to offer the lifestyle change program, how do we do that? If your organization is interested in offering the lifestyle change program in your community, CDC recommends that you review the Program's Standards and complete an organizational capacity assessment to see if your organization is ready to move forward.
Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program will be recognizing evidence-based programs through the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) in early 2012. Be sure to review DPRP’s Standards and Operating Procedures, the capacity assessment, and application form as you consider applying for recognition. There are many benefits to applying for recognition including being listed in a comprehensive registry of evidence-based lifestyle change programs across the United States, receiving technical assistance to enhance your program’s impact, and the potential of receiving third-party reimbursement for program delivery.
Go to the National Diabetes Prevention Program’s website at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention for more information on starting a lifestyle change program in your community. CDC will be receiving applications for recognition beginning in early 2012. Sign up for email updates on the website to be notified when applications are being accepted.