National Diabetes Prevention Program


Before developing type 2 diabetes, most people have prediabetes; their blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes is really common—more than 88 million US adults have it, though more than 84% of them don’t know they do. The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed. 

Ready to see where you stand? Take the 1-minute prediabetes risk test. If your score shows your risk is high, visit your doctor for a simple blood test to confirm your result. 


Find out if the lifestyle change program is right for you.

If your blood test confirms you have prediabetes, or you were diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy, join a CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program to learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes:

  • Work with a trained lifestyle coach, who will help you take small, manageable steps that fit in your schedule and in your life.
  • Discover how to eat healthy and add more physical activity into your day.
  • Find out how to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can slow your progress.

Learn more about the National DPP lifestyle change program, and find a class near you (or online).

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) Lifestyle Change Program:

  • A proven program led by a trained lifestyle coach reduces Type 2 Diabetes risk by 58%
  • A CDC-approved and evidenced-based curriculum
  • A full year of support with weekly sessions for up to 6 months, then monthly sessions for the rest of the year
  • Support from peers to learn new skills for healthy living

To join the next class with the Shelby County Health Department or to learn more about the program please contact Tiffany Burks.

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The NDPP is offered through the Shelby County Health Department, with funding from the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health.