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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.

The Michigan Diabetes Prevention Action Plan Extension 2018-2020 is an extension of the 2016-2018 plan which has three strategic areas of focus: Prediabetes Awareness, Health Systems Policy (Screen, Test, Refer and Coverage), and Community Clinical Linkages.

The 2018-2020 extension allows MDHHS and partners statewide to focus on goals and strategies where further work is needed to increase access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program among Michigan residents at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

For more information, contact Adrienne Davenport at

What is prediabetes? Who is at high risk?

Prediabetes is a condition where people have a blood glucose level slightly higher than normal, but not yet considered diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented! Research shows that people with prediabetes and those at high risk could significantly reduce their risk of diabetes by 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 (pdf) or take the test online at

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)?

The good news is that people with prediabetes may delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and possibly return their blood glucose levels to normal by participating in a national program called the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). This evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes is being offered in Michigan communities.

  • It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  • The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight-that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
  • These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.
  • Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).

Partners and links

Data and Facts