Hispanics are more likely to develop prediabetes and type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanics
Prediabetes means your blood glucose level is high but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease with serious health problems.
You may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you are:
About Our Program
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s (the Alliance) Let’s Prevent Diabetes/
Prevengamos la diabetes (LPD) Program contributes to the nation’s health and well-being by addressing prediabetes and the disproportionate burden of diabetes among Hispanics by replicating CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in eight underserved communities through the delivery of a Lifestyle Change Program (LCP).
A CDC-recognized Alliance community-based organization partner in each community is delivering a 12-month intervention using the culturally proficient and bilingual “Prevent T2 Curriculum / Prevenga el T2 Currículo” to hundreds of participants each year. It is anticipated that program participants diagnosed with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes who complete the curriculum will learn and adopt meaningful healthy lifestyle strategies, achieve a 5-7% weight loss, increase regular physical activity, and decrease their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Let’s Prevent Diabetes (LPD) Program Partner Locations
The Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program operates its culturally proficient diabetes prevention intervention in six underserved Hispanic communities through partnerships with lead Alliance community-based organization partners. These partners are safely delivering this program virtually to participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More Information About The Program
To date, the Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program has trained 36 promotors as Lifestyle Coaches to lead the program’s weekly workshops and has launched nearly 250 cohorts that have enrolled over 3,200 community participants with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. The average participant lost 5% of their body weight and some have lost more than 50 lbs.
The Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program is a direct response to national goals to prevent or delay cases of type 2 diabetes under Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s evidence-based recommendations, and the National Diabetes Education Program Strategic Plan. It represents a substantial step forward in reducing diabetes disparities in underserved Hispanic communities and improving our nation’s health and well-being. Funding for the Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program is through a cooperative agreement with CDC (CFDA 93.261).
For additional information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html.