National Diabetes Prevention Program

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If you have pre-diabetes, simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Enrolling in National Diabetes Prevention classes can help you meet your health goals and avoid diabetes.

Who it's for: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an evidence-based lifestyle modification program for adults 18 and older who have prediabetes (high blood sugar).

Classes: The program consists of weekly one-hour class sessions over 16 weeks, led by a CDC-certified lifestyle coach. Following the 16 weeks of classes there are monthly maintenance sessions far a total program time of one year.

Classes cover physical activity, coping mechanisms, healthy eating and stress management.


You are eligible if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • and are overweight (your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at least 24, or 22 if your ethnicity is Asian)
  • and you have not been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • and you are at risk for type 2 diabetes (see below).

You are at risk if:

  • you have a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  • or a recent blood test showing glucose in the pre-diabetes range:
    - a fasting glucose level of 100–125
    - or an A1C test result of 5.7–6.4%,
    - or an oral glucose tolerance test result of 140-199.
  • or your pre-diabetes risk test had a score of 5 or higher (high risk). You can take this risk test online right now — it takes only a minute, and asks just a few basic health questions.

Check your risk now
If your result is "high risk" (5 or higher), return to this page and continue with your application form.

Note: You'll be asked to enter blood test result(s) in the registration form below if you know them.


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Contact Information

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Medical Information

Please fill in at least one of the items below to show that you are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Yes, I have had diabetes while pregnant
No, I have not had diabetes while pregnant

Please enter at least one of the test results below.

I scored 5 or higher (high risk) on my pre-diabetes risk test.
I scored 4 or lower (low risk).
I didn't take the pre-diabetes test.


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Last reviewed on Aug 16, 2023 request edits
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