The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long, evidence-based lifestyle change program for prediabetic adults. Prediabetes is a medical condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to warrant a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. An estimated 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes. That is 1 in 3 people! DPP combines group support with achievable goal setting to help participants make healthy, life-long changes that reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Find a Program Near You
LiveWell Johnson County is working with community partners to ensure that DPP is accessible for all residents. Several organizations throughout the Metro area are now providing DPP in a variety of locations. Sessions are offered in English, Spanish and Nepali. For more information and to find a DPP program near you, visit preventdiabeteskc.com.
Get Trained as a DPP Facilitator
LiveWell Johnson County and Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health have partnered to offer free training to organizations interested in offering DPP to their own network or to the broader community. In this training, participants receive a detailed narrative of the DPP program, information on approved curriculum, program delivery, facilitation skills, data collection and the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. Participants will also receive the program curriculum and a “Class Materials Kit” that includes all items needed to facilitate a successful program. This training ensures organizations can meet the requirements for program certification by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collect data, and trains the organization’s lifestyle coach to facilitate DPP.
Refer Patients to the DPP Program
Organizations not interested in starting their own DPP courses can always refer their patients to other organizations. We have a process for that, too! For more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training or to set up a referral process, please contact Karen Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.