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Diabetes Prevention Program

About the National DPP

The National Diabetes Prevention Program—or National DPP—was created in 2010 to address the increasing burden of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in the United States. This national effort created partnerships between public and private organizations to offer evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that help prevent type 2 diabetes in communities across the United States.

One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity which showed that people with pre-diabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

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Why DPP?

Research Behind the National DPP

Congress authorized the National DPP in 2010 because of previous research that demonstrated the potential of the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major multi-center clinical research study. The intervention involved a lifestyle change program focusing on calorie reduction and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week. Results from the study showed that this structured lifestyle change program, in which participants achieved weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of their body weight (10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds), reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in adults at high risk for the disease.

A 10-year follow-up study, The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, showed that participants were still one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes a decade later than individuals who took a placebo. Those who did develop type 2 diabetes delayed the onset of the disease by about 4 years.

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Goals of the National DPP

The National DPP works to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in affordable, high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.

Program Overview

Created with you in mind, the CDC’s DPP program is research based. The program works, and has found again and again that people, like you, who choose to participate lose weight and improve overall health. The year long program includes 25 sessions that are virtual, convenient, and built around group accountability. Session topics include nutrition, physical activity and overall wellness. Each session includes an educational component, time for discussion, and questions led by your dedicated Lifestyle Coach.

Not convinced? Check out these testimonials from previous DPP participants!

Our Diabetes Prevention Specialist

Get to know Vince Ranalli, Director of Community Impact and CSN’s Lead Diabetes Prevention Specialist. You can learn more about Vince here. Not sure if the program is right for you?


May be covered by your insurance$10 per class out of pocket rate ($250 for all sessions, payment plans available)

Getting Started

Do you have questions? Want more information? Curious when the next class starts? Or, are you ready to get started? Contact Vince with your questions!

Phone: (412) 593-2048 x 4

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