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
Program Contact Information
- Video Conference: Diabetes Prevention: Research to Reality (CDC DDT Conference April 2010)
- Press Release: UnitedHealth Group & YMCA of the USA Collaboration
Additional Research Articles and Resources
- NIDDK - Article on Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) - A major clinical trial aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug Metformin (Glucophage) could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).