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Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Diabetes Prevention & Control Program > Community Based Programs > Diabetes Prevention Program Diabetes Prevention Program

The DPP designed by the Indiana University School of Medicine, to aid in the prevention of diabetes to pre-screened individuals who are considered pre-diabetic. The program is led by certified DPP instructors and meets for 16-weeks in a group setting where personal lifestyle goals are set for each individual.

The two major goals of the DPP lifestyle intervention are:

  • Reduce and maintain individual weight loss by 5% - 7% percent through basic nutrition education
  • To increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

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  • Press Release:  UnitedHealth Group & YMCA of the USA Collaboration

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