START REVERSING YOUR RISK TODAY!
Reverse your risk with a trained lifestyle coach that will teach you how to prevent type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, being physically active, and losing weight.
One in three adults in the United States has prediabetes. As many as 80% may not know they have prediabetes. Prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes if left undiagnosed and untreated. It can be prevented or delayed through a lifestyle change program called the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a year-long, evidence-based program to assist in preventing and/or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. The program consists of:
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved curriculum with lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you make healthy lifestyle changes.
A trained lifestyle coach, who helps you learn new skills, encourages you to set and meet goals, and keeps you motivated. Your coach will facilitate discussions and help make the program fun and engaging.
A supportive group of participants with similar goals and challenges to share ideas, celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles.
PREDIABETES RISK ASSESMENT SURVEY
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal. 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. Find out your risk for prediabetes.
“What’s the difference between prediabetes and type 2 diabetes?” or “How can I prevent type 2 diabetes?” are common questions. Click “Learn More” to understand your risk.
National Diabetes Prevention Programs
The National DPP is a 12-month program to improve the health of people with prediabetes. Participants meet in a group setting and learn what changes they can make to prevent type 2 diabetes.
WHAT MISSOURIANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
For several of these folks it has changed around their[condition] completely. It’s just been absolutely phenomenal. They are not powerless. They are in control. That is very exciting for me.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM LIFESTYLE COACH, YMCA
We want to be healthy and strong for our kids. We’ve got two kids, age 14 and 9 and we want to set a good example for them.
TIM AND AMY
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to spend time with. I was very fortunate to sign up for this class and have these ladies and gentlemen to be along for our healthy living journey. We are more like siblings at this point. There is lots of laughter but also lots of encouragement and exchanging of ideas.
NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
I want to thank the YMCA [diabetes prevention program] for saving my life. From where I started from to where I am now is totally in a different place.