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Diabetes Prevention Program

You have the power to avoid Type 2 Diabetes

ACCESS offers the Diabetes Prevention Program that will help you make lifestyle change and live a healthier life.


What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program developed to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The successful CDC approach to diabetes prevention has been proven to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 58%. Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes; all in the effort of preventing type 2 diabetes.

What is Prediabetes?  

Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal—but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Prediabetes can often be reversed.

Are you at risk?

If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

  • You are overweight.
  • You are 45 years of age or older.
  • Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.
  • You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week.
  • You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
  • You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).

Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

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You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - Get Started Today

Research shows that CDC-recognized lifestyle change program participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

Even a decade later, program participants were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than individuals who did not join a program. The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health, help you feel more energetic, and even reverse your prediabetes diagnosis.

Imagine: You and the National Diabetes Prevention Program


What to Expect

A certified coach will lead you through a 12-month community-based diabetes prevention program. In the program, you will be given tools to make healthy lifestyle adjustments and develop the skills to create lasting change. The advice is practical. Suggestions are easy to fit into your daily routine. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.


How to Register

The Diabetes Prevention Program is offered in person and virtually at ACCESS.

You must be at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

  • You must be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and/or have prediabetes
  • You must have a BMI of 25 or higher
  • You must not have a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes

To register for a session, call 313-654-3212 or 313-216-2200 register online 


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