The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a program designed to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. The Fort Berthold Diabetes Program periodically offers the Diabetes Prevention Program and program staff are trained as lifestyle coaches for the program. DPP is a lifestyle change program that teaches participants to make lasting lifestyle changes, like eating healthier, adding physical activity into their daily routine, and improving coping skills.
The DPP is a year long program. During the first 6 months, meetings will be held weekly for 1 hour and you will learn how to:
- Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
- Add physical activity into your busy schedules
- Deal with stress
- Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from your plan—because everyone slips now and then
In the second 6 months, meetings will be held monthly for 1 hour to build on the skills they’ve learned and maintain their positive changes. Key concepts such as setting goals, tracking food and physical activity, staying motivated, and overcoming barriers will be reviewed.
DPP is free for participants. Be on the lookout for an online DPP class starting in Fall 2020 by the Fort Berthold Diabetes Program!