NKFM receives full CDC recognition for Diabetes Prevention Program


The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), has once again been officially certified by the CDC’s National Diabetes Recognition Program. This is the fifth consecutive certification of full CDC recognition. The NKFM’s DPP was the first in Michigan to receive full CDC recognition.

Valid through October 2020, this designation is reserved for programs that effectively deliver a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition. The certification letter states, “You and your colleagues should be extremely proud of this accomplishment … programs like yours are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of type 2 diabetes.”

The evidence-based DPP is a yearlong program designed for adults of any age with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, with the goal that participants will adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. DPP workshops are led by trained lifestyle coaches during 16 weekly one-hour group sessions and eight monthly sessions that follow.

The NKFM started providing the DPP in 2012. Since then, over 1550 participants have taken the program with participants losing an average of 6% of their body weight.

For more information, visit www.ReadySetPrevent.org or call 800-482-1455.

About the Diabetes Prevention Center

The Diabetes Prevention Center, a division of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM), offers the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) throughout Michigan to prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease. The NKFM’s DPP has been certified with full recognition by the Centers for Disease Control. The NKFM has also been recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, 11 years in a row from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. ReadySetPrevent.org






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