Diabetes Prevention Program
National Diabetes Month
Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and another 79 million have prediabetes. November is National Diabetes Month. Take this opportunity to promote your diabetes programs and raise awareness!
In addition, World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14th of every year and is an official United Nations' World Day. This date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Frederick Banting. He and Charles Best are credited with the discovery of insulin. (This information is courtesy of the National Diabetes Education Program)
About the AADE Diabetes Prevention Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 79 million adults (one in three) in the U.S. have prediabetes. The National DPP brings an evidence-based Lifestyle Change Program for preventing type 2 diabetes to local communities.
In 2012, CDC selected AADE as one of six partner organizations to assist in expanding the reach of the National DPP. This is an exciting opportunity because it highlights the leadership role that diabetes educators can play in diabetes prevention efforts. An overarching goal of this project is to make the Lifestyle Change Program a covered healthcare benefit for people with prediabetes.
AADE is currently funding a total of 30 accredited sites in 14 states, including 28 sites in 12 target states and one multistate site (serving in two states), to implement the National DPP. View the full list of sites.
AADE plans to grow the DPP by working within our sites, the CDC, and the CDC’s other partners on marketing the National DPP to employers and third party insurers with the aim of offering it as reimbursable benefit. Updates will be posted on the AADE website. Stay tuned to learn more and to hear about future opportunities.
Check out our AADE DPP eNewsletter, Plugged into Prevention:
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Existing DPP Sites
To access key information regarding the implementation of AADE’s DPP, please click here.
AADE places a strong emphasis on the quality of the DPP. Therefore, all of our DPP sites have applied for DPRP Pending Recognition status (full recognition takes two years) and the staff implementing the DPP are required to be diabetes educators who have completed the lifestyle coach training. This training is vital to the integrity of the National DPP. It ensures that the critical elements of this evidence-based program are delivered appropriately and provides participants with the tools they need to adopt lifelong habits so they can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
AADE13 was full of stimulating educational sessions, thought-provoking general sessions, a vast array of exhibitors, and our inaugural DPP Networking Event! In short, it was a success! Please stay tuned for more news on AADE14 from August 6-9, 2014 in Orlando, FL.