Approximately 1 in 3 adults in the United States has prediabetes.
90% of them don't even know they have this reversible disease.
It's Time to Take a Stand
Philadelphia Diabetes Prevention Collaborative
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) was created to address the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes. The Program focuses on behavior changes related to healthy eating and physical activity. Research has shown that its participants can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years of age).
With the support of the AMA and CDC, we established the Philadelphia Diabetes Prevention Collaborative (PDPC), a group of local stakeholders working to design multi-pronged public health efforts to prevent Type2 Diabetes.
- Learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention (DPP) lifestyle change progams
- Learn how and where to refer your patients
- Access resources to share with your colleagues and patients
- Access resources to use as a certified Lifestyle Coach
- Network with other lifestyle coaches in the region
- Learn about how to become a lifesytle coach
Virtual Diabetes Prevention Programs Available During COVID-19 Pandemic
Research has shown that the National Diabetes Lifestyle Change program is even more effective than metformin, a medication often prescribed to help control high blood-sugar levels.
Programs are available virtually to keep your health on track during this pandemic.
Want to Start Your Own Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program?
Join health care organizations across the country who are collaborating with the AMA and CDC to offer a National DPP lifestyle change program for their patients.
Visit the AMA DPP Cost Savings Calculator to estimate the health and economic benefits of offering the National DPP lifestyle change program.