The National Diabetes Prevention Program — Changing Lifestyles to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious public health problem. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 84 million American adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They are at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, but lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and increasing physical activity, can reduce their risk and may even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a proven program that helps people with prediabetes make lifestyle changes that last. Individuals who took the yearlong program were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even 15 years later. Preventing or delaying new cases of type 2 diabetes and improving outcomes for people living with prediabetes are critical public health needs.
Please join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn about how the National DPP, and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program and others are supporting people with prediabetes to make life-long changes.