Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program to Engage Men in Disadvantaged Areas

Project: Research project


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a major cause of disability and death. With an estimated cost of $245 billion in 2012, diabetes also represents a significant burden to the U.S. health care system. Following the successful trial of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in 2002, the translation of this lifestyle intervention to community settings has been a major public health focus, with significant support from the CDC through the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Although the NDPP has been shown to be effective for enrolled participants, resulting in weight loss of 5-7%, independent of setting and population group, there are striking disparities in engagement. Participation rates for men are particularly low (often
Effective start/end date8/15/147/31/18


  • National Institutes of Health: $211,958.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $189,762.00


Vulnerable Populations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Population Groups
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Life Style
Weight Loss
Cause of Death
Public Health
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis


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