Reduce Your Risk
What is Diabetes Prevention Program?
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based program utilizing a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) curriculum. DPP is a yearlong program that is structured to provide healthy lifestyle intervention for those at risk for Type 2 diabetes. DPP participants will be provided a trained lifestyle coach and a support group over the course of the year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes.
- Do you have a mother, father, sister and/or brother with diabetes?
- Do you get little to no exercise in a typical day?
- Are you overweight or obese?
- If you’re a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
- Are you 45 years of age or older?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is we can help you prevent further progression toward the disease with our Diabetes Prevention Program.
During the first half of the program, you will learn to …
- Eat healthy without giving up the foods you love
- Add physical activity to your life, even if you think you don’t have time
- Deal with stress
- Cope with changes that can derail your success, like choosing healthy foods when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from your plan because everyone slips now and then
During the second half of the program, you will …
- Enhance the skills you’ve learned to maintain your lifestyle changes
- Review meal and activity tracking, setting goals, staying motivated and overcoming barriers
- Continue to be supported by your lifestyle coach and small group
Participants meet once weekly for six months (16 sessions); followed by monthly maintenance sessions for the next six months (6 sessions). Participants will engage in a total of 22 sessions.
Let’s Get Started
If you are a resident of Greenville County and would like more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), visit CU Healthy Greenville or contact Rebecca Dillow at (864) 365-0635 or email@example.com.
If you are neither a Greenville County resident, nor an employee of Greenville Health System, take the CDC’s prediabetes risk assessment and share your result with your primary care physician.
If you have already received a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, click here for help managing your condition.
A Community-based Model
Greenville Health System, Clemson University Public Health Sciences and Clemson Cooperative Extension have partnered to impact and improve the health of Greenville County residents. Through Healthy Greenville 2036, there are two new programs that aim to improve health outcomes. The programs help residents who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, or have already been diagnosed.
DPP Eligibility Requirements
- Participants must be age 18 or older
- Have a BMI equal to or greater than 24
- No previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
- Blood tests within the past year in prediabetic range (Hemoglobin A1C-5.7 to 6.4% or fasting glucose 100-125 mg/dL)
- Must be a resident of Greenville County OR Greenville Health System employee (or employee dependent)