AAHP’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a structured lifestyle change program modeled after the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). AAHP's DPP addresses the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes among African Americans in Montgomery County, MD.
Participants benefit from evidence-based, cost-effective interventions to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Instructed by AAHP's clinical director, Dr. Nkossi Dambita, the curriculum focuses on healthy eating and physical activity, targeting individuals diagnosed with Prediabetes (borderline diabetes) who generally have A1C levels between 5.7 and 6.4 or score above 5 on a Risk Assessment Screening Test.
Evidence shows that people with prediabetes who take part in diabetes prevention programs can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).