Baptist Health Hosts Free National Diabetes Prevention Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, a free online program available through Baptist Health Community Outreach called the National Diabetes Prevention Program – or National DPP – can help you improve your health.

Classes start virtually on Monday, March 4, and registration runs through then. Participants must be 18 or older and have a BMI of 25 or higher and an A1C of between 5.7-6.4 or a Diabetes Risk Assessment of 5 or higher.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing physical activity in order to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Features of the lifestyle change program include: 

  • A trained lifestyle coach who provides dedicated, on-on-one support
  • Curriculum approved by the CDC 
  • A small online community providing encouragement and creating accountability with the same goals and objectives
  • Smart tools for ease and convenience of tracking data and process 

About 98 million American adults, or more than 1 in 3, have prediabetes. More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it. 

Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%, according to the CDC.

For more information and to register in our local program, call (501) 202-1540. Details regarding how to join each virtual session will be provided upon registration.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app