What Is the National Diabetes Prevention Program?

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From the CDC and the American Diabetes Association

A study done by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group in 2002 showed that adults who have higher chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes can actually prevent getting the disease by making moderate lifestyle changes. As a result, the Center for Disease Control created a National Diabetes Prevention Program that is modeled after the original study.

University of Utah Health offers this program for adults who have a high chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes affects nearly 29 million people in the US today. But that is only the tip of the iceberg, because prediabetes affects nearly 86 million people in the US. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to meet criteria for diabetes.

People who have prediabetes are at a higher risk for diabetes than people who have normal blood sugar levels.

Participate in the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

The program lasts for 12 months and covers science-based education and lifestyle changes. It will be offered every four to six months at University Of Utah locations. The program will help you to:

  • Learn about healthy food choices.
  • Build physical activity into your life.
  • Lose weight.
  • Decrease your risk of diabetes.

Eligibility for National Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Participants must be 18 or older

Apply to join our program and take our Diabetes Risk Quiz to see if you are eligible for the program.

Contact 801-213-8720 or email DPP@utah.edu to see if you qualify for a scholarship.


The program is available for $50/Person for 12 months for University of Utah employees and community members. There is no charge for 12 months for residents on Medicaid or residents who meet WIC income guidelines.

Call 801-213-8720 for clarification about the program cost for you. All participants must be 18 at the time of the first class.


Employees participating in the University's WellU and WellnessNOW programs can receive participation credit for the Plan Year by meeting specific UU DPP attendance requirements.

Call 801-213-8720 for more information about this benefit. Family members do not receive participation credits but are still welcome to participate in the program.

People who have been diagnosed with diabetes are not eligible for this program. Please check into Intensive Lifestyle Program as an alternative.

Payment must be made at registration.

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Diabetes Risk Weight Chart

Do you weigh as much or more than the healthy weight listed for your height? If you weigh more than what's recommended for your height, you may have a higher chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Height Weight (in pounds)
4'10" 129
4'11" 133
5'0" 138
5'1" 143
5'2" 147
5'3" 152
5'4" 157
5'5" 162
5'6" 167
5'7" 172
5'8" 177
5'9" 182
5'10" 188
5'11" 193
6'0" 199
6'1" 204
6'2" 210
6'3" 216