What is the National DPP lifestyle change program?
A comprehensive program designed to help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes and achieve weight loss.
Delivered in a group format at clinical or community settings, and through virtual or distance learning modalities.
Trained coaches empower each participant to adopt the skills they need to improve their lifestyle and overall health.
Oversight and quality assurance is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Programs are required to submit data on participant outcomes, including weight loss and physical activity, to the CDC.
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Study:
Evidence supporting lifestyle intervention and metformin for diabetes prevention
In the landmark U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program study published in the New England Journal of Medicine2, over 3,000 adults at high-risk for type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy with metformin or placebo treatment.
At an average follow-up of three years, the lifestyle intervention reduced the incidence of diabetes by 58% compared to placebo. Metformin also reduced the incidence of diabetes by 31% compared to placebo.