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Diabetes Prevention and Control

Diabetes Prevention and Control

The Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Project (DPCP) focuses on improving A1C, blood pressure, and lipid control among persons with diabetes and to decrease tobacco use among persons with diabetes or prediabetes. The program accomplishes these goals through training, health communications, partnerships, and policy, environmental and system (PSE) changes.


This project is funded through a CDC Cooperative Agreement and is part of a national diabetes prevention and control program.

Regional Trainings

The Virginia Department of Health's Division of Prevention and Health Promotion is pleased to announce a series of community development, chronic disease prevention, and health promotion presentations and trainings entitled "Building a Wealth of Community Health" in March 2013. Click here for the agenda and registration in your area.

Featured Program: National Diabetes Prevention Program

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to bring evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes to communities. The lifestyle program has shown that making modest behavior changes, such as improving food choices and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week, helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke. Click here for more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

In Virginia, there are two known organizations implementing the lifestyle change program - Omnicity and Loudoun Community Health Center.

Last Updated: 02-15-2013

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