Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Community Guide Task Force Recommends NDPP for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing new-onset diabetes. This new Community Guide Task force finding provides further support for states, CDC, and other partners working to promote and scale the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). 

The NDPP uses a CDC-approved curriculum to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in people at risk through achievable and realistic lifestyle changes, including caloric reduction and increased physical activity. This lifestyle program is proven to help people 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. Colorado stakeholders representing health plans, large employers, community-based organizations, health systems, and public health are engaged in an action plan to make the NDPP easily accessible for the estimated one in three Colorado adults with pre-diabetes. To learn more about the DPP movement in Colorado, please visit the DPP Colorado Google site, or contact Kelly McCracken or Becky DiOrio.

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