Diabetes can be prevented! Evidence from the original Diabetes Prevention Program showed modest lifestyle change can reduce risk of diabetes for those people at high risk–just losing 5-7% of body weight and being physically active most days of the week.
At the Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, we work with partners across the state to educate and inform the public and health care providers about the facts on diabetes prevention and provide links to resources.
For more information, contact Richard Wimberley, MPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is prediabetes? Who is at high risk?
Prediabetes is the when people have blood glucose level slightly higher than normal, but not yet considered diabetes. Research showed that people with prediabetes and those at high risk could significantly reduce their risk of diabetes making modest lifestyle changes–lose 5-7% body weight and be physically active at least 150 minutes a week (at least 5 days, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity).
Just making these changes for life, goes a long way to lower risk of diabetes. Some other risk factors for diabetes are: being over overweight or obese, not physically active, older than 45 years, having family history or a history of gestational diabetes.
Learn your risk by taking this simple test or Take the Quiz at cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/ (on right side of page)
What is the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program to provide guidelines for organizations willing to deliver high quality and standardized diabetes prevention activities across the nation.
The Recognition Program seeks to assure quality and fidelity by establishing protocol and guidelines. Organizations can apply directly to the CDC for "pending recognition" to deliver the DPP. To learn more, visit the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Recognition webpage.