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National Diabetes Prevention Program

NDPP.pngUniversity of Mississippi of Mississippi Medical Center’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a nationally recognized program that is an evidenced based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. 

  • It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. 
  • The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight (that would be 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person). 
  • These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. 
  • Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month). 
  • Participants learn how to eat more healthily and decrease the fat in their dietary intake. 
  • Participants are also coached to increase their physical activity. 
  • Tracking food intake and monitoring activity are important components of the program. 


Don’t just take our word for it—see these testimonials from people like you who lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes and reclaimed their health. Now they can do more of what they love! 

For more information, call 601-815-5658 or email dpp@umc.edu, or to be contacted by a lifestyle coach about enrolling in the Diabetes Prevention Program, please enter your contact information here:

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