Diabetes Prevention Program

at acac Fitness & Wellness Centers


The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at acac Fitness & Wellness is an interactive, fee-based group course focused on preventing type 2 diabetes. acac has received recognition from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and utilizes a CDC-approved curriculum designed to give participants the tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle. You do not need to be a member of acac to participate or benefit from this program!

  • Is this program for me?

    1 out of every 3 adults in America has prediabetes* and 9 out of 10 of them don't even know it**! The answer is, yes, you could be at risk. Take the quiz below to determine your risk score.

  • How is DPP different than other weight loss methods I've tried?

    DPP is not an exercise class, or a weight loss seminar, but a comprehensive coaching program that empowers participants to stay healthy for life.

  • Does DPP Work?

    CDC research shows that people completing a Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 58%***!

Are you at risk for diabetes?

Take the short 7 question quiz to find out!


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DPP Success Stories

Here how others have been helped by a diabetes prevention program!

Participants in the DPP program lost a collective 145lbs, on average of 24.3lbs per person over 6 months. 


“Since getting married, I had gained 45 pounds. Three years ago I determined to get lose weight and be more active. I had edged toward my goals, but on my own, I had gotten stuck and stymied. I couldn’t get more weight off. With support from the ACAC coaches and my group, I came to recognize and master small habits one by one week by week. Changing my lifestyle I am where I want to be and my blood sugar is back in the normal range. I am light on my feet and dancing again. I feel great. Now, I’m even getting certified to be a coach myself so I can help others as acac has helped me.”

-Garnett Mellen



* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.

** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Awareness of prediabetes– the United States, 2005-2010.MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Mar 22;62(11):209-12.

*** Knowler WC, Barrett-Conner E, Fowler SE, et al; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:393-403.

Videos presented are not acac members, but participants of the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. Credit CDC here.


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