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 AADE accredited or ADA recognized DSME sites in 14 states (view map) to implement the National DPP. View the full list of sites.

AADE plans to grow the sustainability of the National DPP by working within our sites, with the CDC, and other CDC grantees to demonstrate how the National DPP has a high rate of return on investment for employers and third party insurers. We are using the success of our sites to provide that offering the DPP as  reimbursable benefit makes sense. 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:

July 2014
August 2014 
September 2014 
October 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 AADE DPP program coordinators are required to be diabetes educators and take the Lifestyle Coach Training. The staff implementing the program must complete the Lifestyle Coach Training as well.  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

AADE14 was full of stimulating educational sessions, thought-provoking general sessions, a vast array of exhibitors, and our annual DPP Networking Event! In short, it was a success! Please mark your calendars for AADE15 and plan to attend our AADE DDP educational session, which will focus on DPP sustainability, along with many other sessions touch every area of practice from August 4-8, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. Registration opens in March 2015. 

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.