Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Since 2001, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)–sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and subsequent other strong research studies have shown that intensive lifestyle interventions and select medications are cost-effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes.

Given the extraordinary burden of diabetes on patients, their families, the medical community, society, and the economy, the NDEP has prepared this toolkit to provide health professionals and teams with evidence and resources to identify, counsel, and support patients to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients

This information is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) research study and gives people steps such as eating less and moving more to lose weight.

Reimbursement & Coding for Prediabetes Screening

Medicare recommends and provides coverage for diabetes screening tests through Part B Preventive Services for beneficiaries at risk for diabetes or those diagnosed with prediabetes.

Evidence Supporting Prevention

Preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes leads to beneficial outcomes for patients and the economy.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the support of more than 200 partner organizations. This information is not copyrighted. The NIDDK encourages people to share this content freely.

We would like to thank:

Ron Ackermann, MD, MPH; Vanita Aroda, MD; Janet Brown-Friday, RN, MSN, MPH; Hermes Florez, MD, PhD, MPH; Mary Hoskin, MS, RD; Andrea Kriska, PhD, MS; José Alejandro Luchsinger, MD, MPH; Maria Montez , RN, MSHP, CDE; S. Lorraine Valdez, MPA, BSN, RN; Elizabeth Venditti, PhD.