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Diabetes Prevention Program

The American Cosmetic Association (ACA) has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its new CDC-guided National Diabetes Prevention Program. This recognition signifies ACA’s commitment to helping to prevent diabetes – while launching its new campaign, “Healthy Beauty Inside & Out.”


The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with prediabetes make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

The Online Diabetes Prevention Program

A new online program aimed at preventing diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and heart disease and the complications of these disorders.

• National Diabetes Prevention Program online

• Proven curriculum and program approved by the CDC

• Work with a Prevent T2 Lifestyle Coach

26 video and lesson modules

Resources to track activity, activity tracker, quit smoking

• 12-Month program

• Work on your own schedule at your convenience each day/week

PreventT2 is a 12 month, small-group coaching program that uses a research-based CDC approved curriculum that has been proven to be an effective lifestyle change program to help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

Could you Have Prediabetes

A trained lifestyle coach leads the program. You will work closely with this coach to learn skills needed to make lasting changes with no cost to you. You will learn how to healthily lose weight, increase physical activity and manage stress. 

Groups meet for a year — 3 times a month on the same day and time in month 1-6, then once a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion. For example, you will learn how to:

  • Eat healthier
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress
  • Stay on track when eating out
  • Understand your responses to food
  • Stay motivated
  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes

Program Eligibility

The following criteria must be met for participation:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • BMI 25 kg/m2 or over (23 kg/m2 or over if Asian American)
  • No previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Previous gestational diabetes (not currently pregnant)

In addition, you must also have one or more of the following:

  • HbA1C: 5.7%–6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125
  • 2-hour plasma glucose (after a 75gm glucose load): 140–199mg/dL
  • Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes (may be self-reported)

Curriculum for CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Programs

Topics Covered in First 6 Months

Welcome to the Program
Be a Fat and Calorie Detective
Three Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories
Healthy Eating
Move Those Muscles
Being Active – A way of Life
Tip the Calorie Balance
Take Charge of What’s Around You
Problem Solving
Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
Jump Start Your Activity Plan
Make Social Cues Work for You
You Can Manage Stress
Ways to Stay Motivated

Topics Covered in Second 6 Months

Fats – Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fat
Food Preparation and Recipe Modification
Healthy Eating – Taking it One Meal at a Time
Healthy Eating with Variety and Balance
More Volume, Fewer Calories
Staying on Top of Physical Activity
Stepping up to Physical Activity
Balance Your Thoughts for Long-Term Maintenance
Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events
Preventing Relapse
Stress and Time Management
Heart Health
A Closer Look at Type 2 Diabetes
Looking Back and Looking Forward

See additional resources from ACA:

ACA will be utilizing the DPP program content:

Contact ACA if you are interested in signing up for the full Diabetes Prevention Program.