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Benefits of Diabetes Prevention Programs


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Patient Referrals to DPP have Benefits to Your Practice

Referrals to a lifestyle change program, like DPP, can reinforce information on weight loss, diet, and exercise you provide patients during office visits. DPP can increase patient understanding of healthy lifestyles, heart health, and diabetes [1]. To refer patients, use the PreventT2 Referral Form.

Evidence-Based Lifestyle Change Program

Research shows that this lifestyle change program works. A randomized, controlled clinical trial showed that completions of this lifestyle change program reduced participants changes of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 % compared to placebo. 
DPP lifestyle change programs focuses on changing certain habits and behaviors. Topics covered in the program include: Healthy Eating, Excersie, Problem Solving, Keys to Healthy Eating Out, Stress Management, Ways to Stay Motivated, Food Preparation and Recipe Modification, Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events, Preventing Relapse, Heart Health, A Deep-dive at Type 2 Diabetes, and Stepping up to Physcial Activity [1]. 

CDC Recognized

Diabetes Prevention Programs in Wyoming are CDC recognized, that use a CDC approved curriculum and trained coaches. CDC program review ensures that these lifestyle change programs meet quality standards.
CDC recognized programs must submit data on participant attendance, changes in weight, and physical activity [1]. To learn more about the CDC Recognition Program standards and Operating Procedures click here



Nationwide Statistics


  • 10.5% of the US population (34.2 million people) have diabetes
  • 26.9 million people in the US were diagnosed with diabetes in 2020
  • 21.4% of the US population (7.3 million people) have undiagnosed diabetes


  • 34.5% of the adult US population (88 million people) aged 18 years or older have prediabetes
  • 24.2 million people aged 65 years or older have prediabetes [2].

Prediabetes in Wyoming

  • 1 in 3 adults are prediabetic
  • 84% don't know they have prediabeties [3]
 Find out more Diabetes Statistics by visiting the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report or get the Spanish version:  Informe Nacional de Estadísticas de la Diabetes.
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Educational Opportunities

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Provider Toolkits and Resources

PreventT2 Curriculum and handouts 

CDC developed PreventT2 Curriculum and handouts. Available in English or Spanish. 
PreventT2 Referral Form

AMA Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

Developed by the American Medical Association. 

Action Guide for Community Pharmacists

This guide is designed to help community pharmacists and members of the pharmacy workforce—
including pharmacy technicians, residents, and students—reach people at high risk of developing type
2 diabetes who could benefit from DPP. 

Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

Use this Impact Toolkit to project the health and economic effects of the National DPP lifestyle change program on your population at risk for diabetes.
*Other toolkits? STAT TOOLKIT link from Maggie

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1.Why refer to A cdc-recognized lifestyle Change Program? (2018, October 30). Retrieved March 04, 2021, from

2. Lifestyle change program details. (2020, May 20). Retrieved March 04, 2021, from

3. 2019 BRFSS Data

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