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    Texas Department of State Health Services
    Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
    PO Box 149347, MC 1965 
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756 

    Phone: 512-776-2834  
    Fax: 512-776-7408 
    Email: diabetes@dshs.texas.gov   


Studies show that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured Type 2 diabetes prevention program and lose at least 5 to 7 percent of their weight through healthy eating and engaging in physical activity for 30 minutes on most days of the week can cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent (71 percent for people over 60 years old).

In addition, lifestyle change programs can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke associated with prediabetes and improve participants’ overall health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a national registry of organizations that offer quality, evidence-based Type 2 diabetes prevention programs, designed to help people with at risk for Type 2 diabetes with healthy eating, active living, and weight reduction. All of these programs have agreed to use a CDC-approved curriculum that meets the duration, intensity, and reporting requirements described in the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards.

Find a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program near you.

Diabetes Prevention Program State Engagement Calls

Organizations implementing diabetes prevention programs are invited to participate in statewide conference calls and webinars aimed at peer-to-peer learning, sharing, problem solving and discussions about programs throughout the state. For more information, please email diabetes@dshs.texas.gov

DSHS Funded Areas

DSHS provides support to organizations to provide quality, evidence-based diabetes prevention in communities across Texas.


Last updated April 17, 2019