Montanans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may be unaware they have it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes. That is why the American Diabetes Association’s Montana office is so committed to educating the public about how to prevent diabetes and support those living with the disease.
The Montana Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a public health program that supports healthy lifestyle changes for adults who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Trained lifestyle coaches deliver the program through 19 organizations across the state. The Montana DPP is committed to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by utilizing sustainable community partnerships. The partnerships provide opportunities for primary prevention emphasizing healthy lifestyle changes among high risk Montanans. The Montana DPP organizes, educates, and supports community partners in reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Montana.
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