Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

By getting active, losing weight, and eating healthy - you can prevent or delay your chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Joining a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a proven way to support those who want a healthy lifestyle change. Learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Over 50% of moms who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy will develop Type 2 diabetes before their child is 10 years old.

Am I at Risk?

Take a short quiz to find out your chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Provided by the CDC.


What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a proven lifestyle change program to reduce your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. The program lasts for one year and is led by a lifestyle coach in a small group. During weekly and monthly meetings, your lifestyle coach will show you how to make healthy food choices, increase physical activity, and deal with stress.


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If I don't have diabetes, why do I need to join a Diabetes Prevention Program?
Over 84 million Americans have prediabetes and most don’t even know it. Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar level but not high enough to have type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes will likely develop type 2 diabetes unless they make a healthy lifestyle change.
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Download our easy-to-use toolkit for more information on type 2 diabetes prevention, including when to get tested, eating healthy, staying active, and how to monitor your blood sugar.

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