Diabetes Prevention Program

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 43 AADE accredited and/or ADA recognized DSME sites in 16 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 a 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:

February 2015
January 2015

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

Lifestyle Coach Training


AADE now offers interested parties with the opportunity to participate in a Lifestyle Coach Training (LSC) to acquire the necessary skills to deliver a successful National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at your site. This training is based on the curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) with additional insight from AADE DPP who has been working with DSME sites nationwide to guide them on effective delivery of the National DPP. AADE can provide the two day in-person training and web-based learning resources to DSME sites, individual Diabetes Educators, or staff at organizations that are interested in delivering a quality DPP program with trained staff. 


Upon completion of the training, attendees will be designated "Lifestyle Coaches," and will be confident to enable participants to make long-lasting lifestyle changes to better their health and to educate community members on how the National DPP can prevent/delay type 2 diabetes.


AADE's 2-day, in-person DPP Lifestyle Coach Training:

  • Features an interactive, classroom setting, small group format with hands-on practice group facilitation techniques
  • Delivered by expert DPP Master Trainers, using the recognized National DPP curriculum
  • Offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists

Training includes:

  • Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide (Core and Post-Core), Coaches Manual and Participant Manual
  • Interactive discussion on classroom management, insight from actual coaches on best practices and real-life experiences
  • DPRP Guidelines Tutorial (Review of DPRP Standards and Operating Procedures)

For more information or to schedule an AADE DPP LSC training, please contact us at ddp@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 open panel discussion on Wednesday, August 5th, which will focus on DPP sustainability. There will also be many other sessions touch every area of practice. AADE15 is August 4-8, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. Registration is now open, sign up today! 

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 Plans (AHIP)
Black Women's Health Exchange
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
OptumHealth Care Solutions/Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA)
YMCA of the USA

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.