Diabetes Prevention & Prediabetes

ADCES' Work in Prevention

Since 2012, ADCES has worked alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program. We’ve trained more than 1000 lifestyle coaches, provided advanced training to help lifestyle coaches enhance their skills, and activated close to 70 National Diabetes Prevention Program sites across 22 states. We’ve provided technical assistance, technology, and trainings to departments of health, health systems and hospital associations, pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers, and DSMES. Over seven years, and through two CDC cooperative agreements, we’ve helped thousands of people with prediabetes access CDC-recognized programs proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Are you ready to get started with diabetes prevention? ADCES can help!

How We Got Started


Aggregated Grantee Outcomes

In 2012, ADCES was one of six national organizations awarded a CDC five-year cooperative agreement (DP12-1212) to expand evidence-based lifestyle change programs. Through this project, ADCES and the other funded partners, connected nearly 15,000 people with prediabetes with programs that prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. In five years, ADCES started National DPP programs in over 60 locations including hospitals and health systems, community health centers and medical centers, and worksites. We focused our work on ADCES-accredited DSMES programs to help them expand their offerings to include the National DPP lifestyle change program.  In addition to establishing CDC-recognized organizations nationwide, ADCES also advocated for increased coverage and reimbursement for the National DPP to ensure sustainable lines of funding for these new programs.

Learn more about how ADCES’s model of building National Diabetes Prevention programs within nationally certified DSMES in our December 2016 article in The Diabetes Educator.

Where We Are Today

In 2017, CDC awarded ADCES with our latest 5-year cooperative agreement (CDC-DP17-1705) to activate the National DPP in communities with little or no access to CDC-recognized programs. Our goal is to enroll at least 5000 participants within in-person, tele-health, or online programs before September 2022. Working with our national partners, state and local departments of health, virtual DPP providers, and community affiliate sites, we will:

  • Increase the availability of CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs in underserved areas
  • Increase clinician screening, detection, and referral of adults with prediabetes, or at high risk for type 2 diabetes, to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs
  • Increase awareness of prediabetes and drive enrollment in the lifestyle change program
  • Increase retention rates for participants in the lifestyle change program
  • Increase benefit coverage for participation in the lifestyle change program

Learn more about our 1705 work here.

How We Can Help You

We’ve learned a lot about how to make diabetes prevention programs happen in communities across the country. To share our experience, expertise, and enthusiastic commitment to a world where everyone can access diabetes prevention, ADCES offers workshops and webinars, technical support and technology, and online courses—all tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. Whether you’re expanding your diabetes management/prevention network in underserved areas, removing barriers to participation and retention, or providing advanced training for lifestyle coaches or diabetes care and education specialists, ADCES looks forward to working alongside you to accomplish your goals!

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