The Diabetes Prevention Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) evidence-based healthy lifestyle change program. The program is offered in a time-saving, convenient, and effective online format. The goal of the program is to help participants eat healthier, get at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week and lose at least 5 to 7% of their body weight. In the process of learning these healthier lifestyle habits, participants not only lose weight but also decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Many worksites are seeing the benefits of this program and are now providing the program to their employees at no cost or at a reduced cost. If you are an employee who is interested in having this program at your workplace, check with your employer to see if the program is covered or to inquire about their interest in offering the program to employees.