At risk of type 2 diabetes?

Join MDPP today to connect with a provider for a healthier lifestyle

At risk of type 2 diabetes?

Join MDPP today to connect with a provider for a healthier lifestyle

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A growing number of diagnosis in the US

34.2 million

34.2 million people in the US have diabetes or 10.5% of the US population.

1 in 3 people have diabetes

88 million people aged 18 or older have prediabetes - 34.5% of the adult US population.

These numbers are further magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the risk of illness or death for diabetes patients.

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Medicare’s Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) is a proven lifestyle program to help you prevent type 2 diabetes. The program begins with 16 core sessions offered in a group setting over a 6-month period.

In the MDPP sessions, you'll get:

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Training to make realistic, lasting lifestyle changes

Tips on getting more exercise with strategies for controlling your weight

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A lifestyle coach, specifically trained to help keep you motivated

Group support with others experiencing similar things

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Training for lasting lifestyle changes

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Tips on getting more exercise

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A lifestyle coach to help motivate you

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Group support

MDPP Session Timelines and Goals
CORE
  • Months: 0 - 6. For example if you started in January then core sessions would run from January - June of the same year.

  • Sessions: 16. These sessions occur during the six month core period.

  • Goals: Attendance in sessions during the six month core period.

MAINTENANCE
  • Months: 7 - 12. For example if you started core sessions in January then these sessions would run from July - December of the same year.

  • Sessions: 6. These sessions occur during the six month maintenance period.

  • Goals: 5% weight loss and attendance in sessions during the six month maintenance period.

ONGOING
  • Months: 13 - 24. For example if you started core sessions in January then these sessions would run from January - December the following year.

  • Sessions: 12. These sessions occur during the twelve month ongoing period.

  • Goals: 9% weight loss and attendance in sessions during the six month ongoing period.

Ready for MDPP Sessions?

Find out if you're ready for Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program sessions. This short patient assessment will help you determine your readiness.