Have you been told that you are at risk to develop diabetes?  The National Diabetes Prevention Program, also known as I Can Prevent Diabetes, is a 26 session behavioral learning program held over one year. You will learn how to change your lifestyle for better health, through topics such as better nutritional choices and increasing your activity level.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the impact both national and local resources can have on minimizing the risk for diabetes.


The Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program that supports healthier eating, incorporating physical activity into daily life and improving problem-solving and coping skills.  Additional topics include dealing with stress, setting goals, overcoming barriers, and staying motivated.  


The Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program with weekly meetings the first 6 months then reducing to twice a month for the following 6 months to ensure you keep on track to your goals.  Each class is one hour in length.  Classes are facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach and delivered in a small group setting.


Varies from free to an average of $20/class.  Some insurances are reimbursing in full for qualifying members.  Current participating insurances include MN MHCP (Medicaid) and Ucare.  You may call your insurance provider and ask them if they cover the NDPP or CPT Code 0403T.


The National Diabetes Prevention Program is for you if you are:

  • 18 or older
  • Have a BMI of 24 or greater (22 or greater if Asian)
  • Have never been diagnoses with Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2
  • Have ever had gestational diabetes or
  • Have been diagnosed with prediabetes by at least one of the following
    • HbA1C: 5.7%–6.4% 
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL 
    • 2-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL 
  • Or has taken the Prediabetes CDC Screening test and scored a 9 or more
  • Looking for better ways to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes through a lifestyle change


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More information from Center for Disease Control and Prevention