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Rochester Diabetes Prevention Program

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An Evidence-based Program that can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Center for Community Health & Prevention is collaborating with several partners to create Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) across the community.

Program Overview

The Rochester Diabetes Prevention Program (DDP) is an evidence-based program designed to help people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, prevent the development of type 2 Diabetes. The year-long, lifestyle change program covers information about nutrition and physical activity, and how they impact our health and daily lives.

The program curriculum is based on research done by the National Institutes of Health. Studies showed that lifestyle changes resulting in weight loss and increased physical activity, can delay or prevent Type 2 Diabetes in patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

To learn more contact Daniela Castro by email at MirthaDaniela_CastroJimenez@URMC.Rochester.edu  or phone at 585.530.2067.

You can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes in our community

  • Prevent diabetes and so much more: 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or pre-diabetes. By preventing diabetes, we are also preventing complications from diabetes such as vision loss, kidney failure, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and more.
  • Feel better: a healthy lifestyle - the combination of physical activity and a balanced diet - is key to preventing Type 2 Diabetes and other illnesses. A healthier lifestyle can also improve mood and boosts energy.
  • Results that matter: the Diabetes Prevention Program has been shown to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes by supporting participants to increase activity levels and lose 5 to 7% of their body weight.