Monday, May 19, 2014

DPP in the Community: Shared Strength

 Since the findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) seminal clinical study were published in 2002, numerous studies have translated the DPP protocol into community settings. This growing body of research continues to validate the efficacy of a low-cost, community approach to lifestyle-based diabetes prevention. Taught by trained lifestyle coaches, this 16-week, evidence-based program is proven to help participants cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

Today, over 20 organizations in Colorado are listed on the CDC National Registry of Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs. To help support the continued growth of the DPP in our state, CDPHE has developed a Translational Study Synopsis document outlining key literature supporting the implementation of the DPP Lifestyle Intervention into group and community-based settings. This resource is intended to provide summary information and key talking points for use with health plans, employers, providers and potential partners. To learn more about the DPP movement in Colorado, and to view, print and share the Translational Study Synopsis, please visit the DPP Colorado Google site. We hope you find this resource useful in aiding future conversations and collaborations! 




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