Diabetes Prevention Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Since the fall of 2012, AADE has been working as a grantee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program and make participation in the program a reimbursable benefit. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program which has been demonstrated to delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes among people at high risk. CDC funding was awarded to six organizations, all to help CDC reach the large number of people with prediabetes (those at high-risk for type 2 diabetes) by expanding the National DPP network or organization offering the program.

View all National DPP grantees:

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
American Health Insurance Plan (AHIP)
Black Women’s Health Imperative
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
OptumHealth Care Solutions/Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA)
YMCA of the USA


About the AADE Diabetes Prevention Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 86 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 (view map), 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:

May 2013
June 2013
July 2013 
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013 
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014


If you have any questions, please contact us at  dpp@aadenet.org

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.

Annual Meeting

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 register today for AADE14 and attend our AADE DDP educational Program session, along with many other sessions touch every area of practice from August 6-9, 2014 in Orlando, FL

This year’s conference offers you a wide range of educational sessions and more advanced courses than ever before. AADE Diabetes Prevention Program Manager, Joanna Craver, BS, MNM, will be speaking on Wednesday, August 6 th from 9:45-11:15 am. Gain insight on the results of the first two years of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and about the AADE DPP model for standing up DPP sites that are associated with DSME programs with National Accreditation.


National Diabetes Prevention Program

More information on the National DPP, the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) and the evidence-based Lifestyle Change Program curriculum can be found on the CDC website.