Sunday, October 5, 2014

Success Story: Colorado Diabetes Prevention Program

Community based organizations in Colorado are working to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and continue to see success from their efforts.

The DPP is a CDC-led evidence-based program that helps people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes lose 5-7% of body weight and increase physical activity minutes, which can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.

One of Colorado's DPP providers, the Center for African American Health, recently had a success story featured on CBS4 Denver. The Center for African American Health has helped participants lose over 1000 pounds this past year. In the feature, one of their participants, Samuel Jenkins, shares his personal journey with the DPP. View the inspiring success story by clicking here.

If your organization is interested in learning more about the DPP, visit our Colorado Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs website for more information, or contact Becky DiOrio at .

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