Tidelands Health Diabetes Prevention Program
A CDC approved site for the national Diabetes Prevention Program
In 2010, the national Diabetes Prevention Program was established as a public-private partnership to build a nationwide delivery system for an evidence-based lifestyle change program to decrease the prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes across the country. More than 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes.
More About DPP
Diabetes Prevention Program, or DPP, is a one year program that meets weekly for an hour for the first six months and then monthly for the second six months. At each session, participants weigh in with a lifestyle coach.
In the first six months (16 weekly sessions and 3 biweekly sessions) participants will learn how to:
- Eat a healthier, more balanced diet
- Add physical activity to your schedule
- Deal with stress and cope with challenges
- Successfully eat out
- Get back on your plan when you stray
In the second six months, our DPP groups meet monthly for one hour to build on the skills learned in the previous six months and build on challenges and solutions as a group. During this time, your DPP coach will work with the group to talk about key concepts such as :
- Setting goals
- Tracking food and physical activity
- Staying motivated
- Overcoming barriers
DPP is a structured program with a trained lifestyle coach, CDC-approved curriculum and group support that over the course of a year helps participants reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that participants in this program who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise each week reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. In addition, this program can also help you lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, reverse a prediabetes diagnosis and more.
If you are interested in joining our next DPP group, please complete our interest form here and we will reach out to you when we have open enrollment for you to attend the next interest session.