Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

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Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP)

Vision: Kentuckians prepared, empowered and engaged to prevent and manage diabetes.

Purpose: To lead Kentucky in improving health outcomes for people living with, or at risk for diabetes through community education capacity building and collaboration.

KDPCP addresses the mission through:

  • Community coalition mobilization
  • County diabetes assessments
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  • Diabetes and prediabetes group education
  • Professional education
  • Quality improvement
  • Surveillance, reports, evaluation

Diabetes and Prediabetes Education Opportunities

Current Schedule for the Diabetes Prevention Program

Find a Diabetes Prevention Program​

Current Schedule for HLWD Education and Support

Find diabetes resources in your community at Kynect

Need help with finding a diabetes education or lifestyle change program that works for you? Are you a healthcare professional that would like to connect with us about prediabetes or diabetes programming? Please reach out to Barbara Cruse, Certified Community Health worker at diabetes@ky.gov

National Diabetes Prevention Programs

The ​National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a CDC-recognized, research-based lifestyle change program focused on making small sustainable changes in healthy eating and physical activity. Studies show people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent (71 percent for people 60 and older). 


NDPP costs may be covered by your health insurance.

  • Private employer insurances may cover this benefit. Call the number on your insurance card to find out.
  • Medicaid managed care organizations may cover NDPP as a value-added benefit. Call the number on your insurance card to see if it is covered.
  • Medicare covers the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) once in your lifetime.  

Kentucky NDPP Provider Map​​​

Kentucky DPP Provider Listing​​​

Kentucky DPP Provider S​chedule

Visit Prevent Diabetes EKY. KDPCP and Appalshop have partnered to provide this new website featuring a story bank​ and resources for Eastern Kentuckians working to prevent type 2  diabetes. Hear residents share their stories in their own words about successes and challenges making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Kentucky Healthy Living With Diabetes (HLWD) Self-Management Education and Support Programs

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Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) can help you learn to manage your diabetes as part of your daily life. DSMES is proven to:

  • Improve blood sugar management​​​​ leading to decreased risk for diabetes complications
  • Increase self-confidence about taking care of your diabetes
  • Increase healthy eating and physical activity
  • Improve quality of life

Current Schedule for HLWD Diabetes Education and Support​

​Find Accredited DSMES​ and Recognized DSMES Programs


Diabetes 101

Learn more at Diabetes 101

The Diabetes 101, A Self-Guided Approach to Understanding Diabetes e-Learning module provides basic information on diabetes for those newly diagnosed or not ever attended a diabetes learning session since being diagnosed.  The module is self-paced and have 2 options to learn.  Please contact Barbara Cruse at diabetes.ky.gov for more information and options for further class learning.  Please feel free to send comments or issues with the module to diabetes.ky.gov.​


Use of KDPCP​ Materials

Materials may be downloaded and printed for professional or individual use. Permission is granted by the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for use only with credit given to the KDPCP. The KDPCP logo must remain intact; other logos may be added but must be smaller than the KDPCP logo. Material may not be altered without expressed written permission from the KDPCP at diabetes@ky.gov.

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