Important COVID-19 Notice

Your patient’s health and safety is of the utmost importance. During this time, we suggest you follow federal
and local COVID-19 guidance regarding in-person gatherings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs have been adapted to virtual delivery. For questions regarding the National DPP lifestyle change program, visit the National DPP Customer Service Center

Your patient’s health and safety is of the utmost importance. During this time, we suggest you follow federal and local COVID-19 guidance regarding in-person gatherings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs have been adapted to virtual delivery. For questions regarding the National DPP lifestyle change program, visit the National DPP Customer Service Center

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 with in-person or virtual classes.

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:

U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Study:

Evidence supporting lifestyle intervention and metformin for diabetes prevention

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.

We need more physician voices

If you would like to help champion efforts to make North Carolina diabetes free in collaboration with the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Medical Association, email:

Franklin Walker, MBA
Email: fwalker@ncmedsoc.org

It’s time for a healthier North Carolina. Join us today.

This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician; it offers no diagnoses or prescription. No endorsement is implied or intended by the American Medical Association or the North Carolina Medical Association of any third-party organization, product, drug, or service. Adherence to a lifestyle change program may not achieve desired diabetes results in every situation. The ultimate judgment regarding the appropriateness of any specific therapy must be made by the physician and the patient in light of all the clinical factors. The patient should check with their insurance provider for exact lifestyle change program costs and/or rates.

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