What Is a Diabetes Prevention Program?

 

Diabetes Prevention Programs, or DPPs, help people currently at risk for diabetes take charge of their health and well-being. DPPs teach how to change your life through healthy eating, exercise, and problem-solving skills.

 

DPP programs are for 1 year and include:

  • Meetings once a week for the first 4 months, every other week for the next 2 months, and once a month for the last 6 months

  • Classes taught by trained DPP life coaches

  • Group support

  • Additional healthy opportunities

You must be enrolled at your local Diabetes Prevention Program, or DPP, and attend events to be eligible for the Farmhouse to Your House program.

To find out if a DPP is right for you, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider. You must be at least 18 years of age or older and overweight, with no previous diagnosis of diabetes (other than diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy).

DPP resources in Mississippi include:

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