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Over 100 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes or diabetes. Prediabetes means blood sugar is high, but not high enough for diabetes. This increases the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, and 34% of U.S. adults have it. The good news is prediabetes can be turned around, especially if caused by being overweight or not active.

Pre- Diabetes

Nearly 84 million American adults have prediabetes – this makes them more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years if they do not take preventative action. Diabetes can be prevented by implementing simple lifestyle changes. The Nutritionist and Nurse is a CDC-recognized organization working under the guidance of the CDC to deliver a nationwide evidence-based lifestyle change program for adults with prediabetes to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is founded on the science of the research studies, which showed that making modest behavioral changes helped people with prediabetes lose 5% to 7% of their body weight and reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

A Lifestyle Approach 

Our program provides a supportive environment where participants join together in small groups in an online environment to learn about how they can prevent diabetes and encourage each other to take action. The ultimate goal is that every participant can reduce his or her body weight by 5% and increase his or her amount of physical activity to 150 minutes per week. The program lasts for a year, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions. Our qualified Lifestyle Coaches utilize a CDC-approved curriculum to educate the participants on lifestyle /behavioral modifications to prevent the development of diabetes.  They also engage in direct interaction with the participants with the aim of providing moral support, helping them manage stress, and keeping focused on their goals.

  • You’ll work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. 
  • You’ll learn to eat healthily and add physical activity to your life.   
  • You’ll also learn to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.  
  • The lifestyle change program runs for 1 year. You’ll meet once a week for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months. The second half of the program will help you keep up the healthy lifestyle changes you’ve made—because we all know it can be hard to get new habits to stick.  
  • With the other participants, you’ll celebrate successes and work to overcome challenges. 
  • Many participants report feeling better, being more active, and having more self-confidence as a result of the program.




As a Black woman speaking to my sisters aged 40 to 70, who are either facing the journey with Type 2 diabetes or stepping cautiously to avoid it, I'm reaching out with an invitation full of hope and unity.

We know the road isn't easy. Our bodies, our histories, and even our joys carry unique stories that impact our health in ways many can't always understand.

The Nutritionist and Nurse hears and understands your story. Your strength is recognized, and your health is prioritized.

You will learn to equip yourself with knowledge and tools for better health.

You will gain support from peers and professionals in a caring environment.

You will honor your cultural traditions and lifestyles to regain your health.

For questions or more information, please contact us at

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How effective is the National Diabetes Prevention Program?

Research has shown that the NDPP can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% in people with prediabetes. The program has also been shown to have a positive impact on weight loss, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

Where can I find an National Diabetes Prevention Program near me?

You can find a local NDPP program by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or by contacting your healthcare provider or insurance company.

Is there a cost to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program?

Costs for the NDPP may vary depending on the program, but many programs are covered by insurance or offer financial assistance to those who qualify. Check with your program coordinator for more information on costs and payment options.

What should I expect during an National Diabetes Prevention Program session?

During an NDPP session, participants will work with their lifestyle coach and group members to discuss healthy eating habits, physical activity, and weight loss strategies. Participants may also track their progress and set goals for the week ahead.

Is The Nutritionist and Nurse recognized by the CDC?

The Nutritionist and Nurse is honored to be a FULL PLUS recognized organization to assist persons in preventing diabetes type 2.