KEY COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The program can help you lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by teaching you about healthy eating and how to increase your physical activity.
A Lifestyle Coach
A lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, manage stress, and keep you motivated. The coach will also facilitate discussions and help make the program fun and engaging.
CDC-approved curriculum with lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you make healthy lifestyle changes. CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are proven to work. They are based on research led by the National Institutes of Health.
A Support Group
A support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas, celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles. In some programs, the participants stay in touch with each other during the week. It may be easier to make changes when you’re working as a group than doing it on your own.