newspapers-imageLifestyle Change Programs in the News

The following recent local news stories feature National DPP lifestyle change programs around the country.


Medicare Proposal Takes Aim at Diabetes - The New York Times, 3/23/16


Somerset County bringing back diabetes prevention program - WMDT47, 11/3/15


Prevalence of diabetes plateaus but remains high, study finds - Medical News Today, 9/9/15


Organized programs help prevent or delay diabetes - Reuters Health, 7/13/15


State workers offered free diabetes prevention (KY) - The Courier-Journal, 4/8/15


Deer Isle diabetes prevention program paying off (ME) - Bangor Daily News, 4/7/15


Idaho Public Health receives grant for Diabetes Prevention Program (ID) -, 4/1/15


Cutting weight (OR) - Hermiston Herald, 3/27/15


U’s Diabetes Prevention Program shows great potential (UT) - The Daily Utah Chronicle, 2/25/15


YMCA urges Zachary to take note of American Heart Month (LA) – The Advocate, 2/18/15


FAMU’s Center for Health Equity pursues CDC recognition for diabetes intervention program (FL) – Rattler Nation Blog, 2/13/15


UnitedHealth Group launches wellness program tied to premiums Forbes, 2/3/15


Pre-diabetes awareness results in change - More than 50,000 participants in yearlong campaign (NC) - The Charlotte Post, 11/15/14

Don't panic if you have signs of diabetes - Drugs aren't always necessary to control blood-glucose levels - Consumer Reports, 11/14/14


Health officials bring attention to diabetes (NH) - The Associated Press, 11/8/14


Why should employers be concerned about diabetes? - Milwaukee Business News, 11/6/14


Local businessman seeks support for diabetes prevention program (TN) -, 9/4/14


Diabetes Prevention Program to be offered at Mather Hospital by Suffolk County Department of Health Services (NY) - Long Island Exchange, 8/11/14


Health Department sponsors program in Snow Hill to reduce Type 2 diabetes risk (MD) - Worcester County Health Department Press Release, 8/1/14


Stave off type 2 diabetes with education (WA) - Sequim Gazette, 8/6/14


MLK Health Center delivers on care (LA) - Shreveport Times, 7/21/14


Local women of faith fight against type 2 diabetes (VA) - The New Journal and Guide, 6/18/14


Buhl couple get in shape with Essentia Health-Virginia’s diabetes prevention class - Hometown Focus - 4/25/14


Diabetes prevention program coming to Reed City (MI) - Cadillac News, 4/22/14


The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) - Monterey Herald, 1/22/14


Advocacy efforts in Kentucky - WKMS Murray State University - 1/15/14


National Kidney Foundation brings diabetes prevention to Dexter (MI) - Heritage Newspapers, 12/27/13


Lose weight, feel better, prevent diabetes (ME) -, 12/28/13


Has your diabetes prevention program been in the news? Use the comment box below to share links to local news stories about your program so that we can recognize you!


Sheldon Smith


Here is an article published by the University of Utah Daily Chronicle. This article is promoting our employee DPP that began this January. This is open to faculty and staff as well as any family members who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Thank you for sharing this!

Ms. Sheldon Smith, MS, CDE

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah


May 13, 2015, 11:49 AM
DTTAC Emory University

March 23, 2016



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