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Overview

Photo of a healthy man with headphonesThe Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is the only nationally recognized weight-loss program that motivates members to lose weight through diet and lifestyle changes. You can expect to:

  • Lose weight
  • Eat healthier
  • Exercise more
  • Gain support from others in the program
  • Improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Feel more in control of your health

Medicare Advantage members have access to our custom Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).

The DPP and MDPP are available at no additional cost to eligible members and are offered both online and in-person. Follow the steps on the right to see if you qualify!

Health benefits

Research shows that the DPP can help participants achieve sustained 5% weight loss through lasting lifestyle changes. These changes translate to a variety of benefits:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower risk of heart disease

The DPP was shown to be more effective at preventing diabetes than metformin, a common blood sugar lowering medication.1

The prevention or delay of diabetes with DPP’s lifestyle intervention can persist for at least 10 years.2

Follow the steps on the right to find out if you qualify!

About pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is characterized by higher blood glucose levels that are lower than levels for diabetes. Left unaddressed, it can lead to a variety of health conditions, including heart disease.

It is estimated that around 1 in 3 Americans have pre-diabetes, and 9 out of 10  are unaware they have it!

Take a 1-minute quiz to find out if you are pre-diabetic.

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Sources

1. DPP Research Group. Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin. New England Journal of Medicine. 2002;346(6):393-403. doi:10.1056/nejmoa012512.

2. DPP Research Group. 10-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. (2009). The Lancet, 374(9702), pp.1677-1686.


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