National Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes? This is of special concern to our community: Latinos face a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is today the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics.

The statistics are sobering: of the 32% of Latinos with prediabetes, only 8% know they have it. That’s why prevention is key.

The CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a year-long structured lifestyle change program that teaches participants about healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and how to cope with stress. And it’s likely available near you.


We are working to prevent the incidence and risk of diabetes in the Latino community by raising awareness and providing local help through our Affiliates and partner community organizations.

You can connect with local lifestyle change coaches that offer personalized information according to its culture and scientific basis, designed in a fun and encouraging environment.

The goal of the lifestyle change program is to inform and support the participants as they make changes in their lifestyle that will improve their health and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Through the program you will learn how to eat healthier, become more physically active and manage stress.

Find an organization near you that offers this program by clicking here


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