Hispanic-FamilyDo you worry about your WEIGHT?
Do you wish you had more ENERGY?

Are you afraid you may get DIABETES?

The Diabetes Prevention Program offers a scientifically proven and effective lifestyle change program that can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. This program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a national lifestyle change program that will teach you how to prevent type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes can reduce their chances of getting type 2 diabetes – by a lot. The DPP focuses on having you lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

  • The program can show you how to make better food choices, be more physically active, and find helpful ways to cope with problems and stress.
  • You’ll work with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are all working toward the same goal.
  • It will last for 1 year (including meetings about once per week in the first 16 weeks).
  • There are hundreds of local community partners supporting the need to beat prediabetes. They are required by CDC to meet high standards and prove results.
  • This program is motivating! The DPP is here in Florida to support people with prediabetes to make practical, real-life changes, and cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. That’s kind of big news!
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Proven Prediabetes Program Helps You Lose Weight

Group classes focus on making small changes such as improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and managing stress — all designed to help you lose weight.

According to the American Psychological Association, a group approach makes it easier to stick with a lifestyle change plan.

  • Learn the skills to improve food choices, be more physically active, manage stress, and lose weight;
  • Receive support from a trained Lifestyle Coach;
  • Connect with others who share your goals;

Even though a year is a major commitment, the program benefits have been proven to last. Even after ten years, those who participated in this program had a 34% lower rate of type 2 diabetes, and 40% maintained their weight loss associated with the risk reduction.

Experience how small, positive changes may mean a healthier and happier life for you and your loved ones.

Find many health care services in Florida near you at my211florida.org.

Resources for People with Prediabetes

Am I At Risk?

Simple screening tool to determine risk for prediabetes and eligibility for DPP participation.

My Lifestyle Changes

Chart to help participants track progress and offer feedback to health professionals.