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Together we can beat diabetes.
Did you know there are tested programs that can prevent and help manage diabetes?

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help people with pre-diabetes change their lifestyle to decrease their risk of getting diabetes. NDPP is offered by workplaces, hospitals and health centers.

Diabetes Self-Management Education & Training Programs (DSME/T) help people diagnosed with diabetes acquire knowledge and skill to navigate decisions and activities that improve health outcomes. Diabetes care is complex and involves many healthcare professionals however DSME is a resource used to address the challenges of ongoing self-management. DSME/T programs are reimbursed by Medicare and many insurance plans.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs are evidence-based workshops for adults with one or more on-going health conditions. The classes are held in the community and help participants manage their conditions using brainstorming, action planning and problem solving.

Interested in a program?

Diabetes is a serious threat to the health of DC residents.

Overall, 9.1% of all DC residents have diabetes. That rate is the same as the total US population who have diabetes. But the rate of diabetes in the District varies greatly from one ward to another. In some DC communities, diabetes rates are DOUBLE the national rate. Are you from a high risk area? Are your employees or health plan members from one?

Sources: CDC, Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators/BRFSS 2014; District of Columbia Department of Health, 2014 BRFSS

Source: District of Columbia Department of Health, 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Chances are you or someone you care about is fighting diabetes. 1 out of every 11 DC adults already has diabetes. And about 35,000 more have pre-diabetes, but most don’t know they have it. Search local programs and classes that can help you prevent and manage diabetes or other chronic conditions.

Together we can beat diabetes.

Source: District of Columbia Department of Health, 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Chances are you or someone you care about is fighting diabetes. 1 out of every 12 DC adults already has diabetes. And about 35,000 more have pre-diabetes, but most don’t know they have it.

Diabetes is preventable.

By making lifestyle changes, people with pre-diabetes can stop diabetes before it starts. Without lifestyle changes, up to 30% of people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes within 5 years.

Take the the first step by learning about diabetes prevention classes held in local DC communities. If you are an employer or insurer, learn how you can cover lifestyle change programs as a health benefit.

The High Cost of Diabetes

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People with diabetes are 3 times more likely to have high blood pressure than people without diabetes.1

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Diabetes causes DC workers to miss 39,000 days of work each year, losing millions in income.2

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Every year, people with diabetes can have double the medical costs than people without diabetes.3

Sources: (1) American Diabetes Association, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chronic Disease Cost Calculator v2. (3) District of Columbia Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Diabetes in the District of Columbia Fact Sheet 2012.

Diabetes is a serious threat to the health of DC residents.

Overall, 9.1% of all DC residents have diabetes. That rate is the same as the total US population who have diabetes. But the rate of diabetes in the District varies greatly from one ward to another. In some DC communities, diabetes rates are DOUBLE the national rate. Are you from a high risk area? Are your employees or health plan members from one?

Sources: CDC, Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators/BRFSS 2014; District of Columbia Department of Health, 2014 BRFSS

Certified Diabetes Prevention Programs are proven to help people fight diabetes by helping them change their lifestyles. Find a program near you or Browse other diabetes prevention and support resources.

Did you know there are tested programs that can prevent and help manage diabetes?

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help people with pre-diabetes change their lifestyle to decrease their risk of getting diabetes. NDPP is offered by workplaces, hospitals and health centers.

Diabetes Self-Management Education & Training Programs (DSME/T) help people diagnosed with diabetes acquire knowledge and skill to navigate decisions and activities that improve health outcomes. Diabetes care is complex and involves many healthcare professionals however DSME is a resource used to address the challenges of ongoing self-management. DSME/T programs are reimbursed by Medicare and many insurance plans.

Living Well Self-Management Programs are evidence-based workshops for adults with one or more on-going health conditions. The classes are held in the community and help participants manage their conditions using brainstorming, action planning and problem solving.

Interested in a program?