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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Prediabetes & Diabetes > Community Based Programs Community Based Programs

Diabetes Self-Management Education

The Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs are evidence-based trainings for people with diabetes and their caretakers and family members. These programs provide people with diabetes the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Many programs are recognized and/or accredited by the American Diabetes Association or the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Implemented throughout the State and available through many health care organizations and others.

Learn more about DSME

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) designed by the Indiana University School of Medicine, to aid in the prevention of diabetes to those at-risk individuals who are considered to have prediabetes. The program is led by certified DPP instructors and meets for 16-weeks in a group setting where personal lifestyle goals are set for each individual.

The two major goals of the DPP lifestyle intervention are:

  • Reduce and maintain individual weight loss by 5% - 7% through basic nutrition education
  • To increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

Currently implemented by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, the YMCA of Monroe County, the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, the YMCA of Michiana, YMCA of Muncie and the Kosciusko Community YMCA, Indiana Minority Health Coalition.

  • Learn more about DPP

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