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National Diabetes Prevention Program

The following resources are for CCOs and primary care teams to support work to prevent diabetes at both the system and clinic levels. Effective January 1, 2019, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a Medicaid and Medicare covered benefit in Oregon. Information about the program and benefit coverage in Oregon are below.

About prediabetes

It is estimated that 86 million Americans (one in three) have prediabetes. A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, and their risk for developing type 2 diabetes is increased. People with type 2 diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures approximately 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of type 2 diabetes. Investing in type 2 diabetes prevention can slow or prevent the development of the disease in adults with prediabetes, resulting in reduced costs and healthier populations.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program logo The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an in-person or virtual evidence-based lifestyle change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants learn ways to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for the first six months and then at least monthly for the next six months. This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.


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For Diabetes Prevention Program providers