Colorado stakeholders representing health plans, large employers, community-based organizations, health systems, and public health are engaged in an action plan to make the National Diabetes Prevention Program easily accessible for the estimated one in three Colorado adults with pre-diabetes. This action plan balances affordability and accountability among providers, patients, and payers.

The plan's goals are:
1. Achieve reimbursement for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
2. Establish mechanisms to screen, identify, and refer individuals with pre-diabetes.
3. Identify and assist community-based organizations in training and the recognition process to provide the DPP. 

WHY: It is estimated that more than one-third of Colorado adults and half of all adults aged 65 years and older have pre-diabetes. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, up to two-thirds of people with pre-diabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within six years, compared to fewer than 5% of those with normal blood glucose.


Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Advisory Group


Health Plans

Are you a health plan interested in covering the Diabetes Prevention Program as a benefit for your members?

Policy State and Technical Assistance Team (PSTAT) Visit - March 2012

Find a Colorado Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program



Are you at risk?

Click and take the quiz
Are you at risk?  Find a program near you (most will start in 2013)

Call 1-800-DIABETES or visit
The YMCA of Metro Denver's YDPP classes are starting February 2013. 
Please call 720-524-2747 or visit the YMCA website
If you have diagnosed diabetes, click on the links below for education programs in your area: