The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. MSU Extension has received full recognition from the CDC to provide this quality prevention program in local communities.

The NDPP is for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or who have risk factors for type 2 diabetes. You’ll learn to incorporate structured, healthy lifestyle habits that will help reduce your risk of actually developing diabetes. It is a year-long program that consists of 16 weekly sessions within the first 6 months. The focus is on nutrition, physical activity and environmental changes. This is followed by six monthly sessions.

The NDPP provides the tools to help you learn different ways to make healthy lifestyle changes and improve your health. With the help of a trained MSU Extension lifestyle coach, you will immediately begin putting into practice the strategies learned from each session as well as receive support from the group and the coach while making modest lifestyle changes.

Can anyone participate in this program?

Enrollment into the National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a BMI greater than or equal to 24kg/m2 (greater than or equal to 22 if you are  Asian)

Diagnosis of prediabetes is based on one or more of the following:

  • Fasting blood glucose (range 100-125 mg/dl)
  • 2-hour glucose (range 140-199 mg/dl)
  • HbA1C (range 5.7-6.4)
  • Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus diagnosis

If any of these factors exist, you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes. MSU Extension lifestyle coaches can provide the tools and support to help you make a change for life.