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Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Diabetes Prevention & Control Program > 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

'Living a Healthy Life'

The 'Living a Healthy Life/CDSMP' is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals that is evidence-based. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves.  

Implemented throughout the State administered by the 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and Minority Health Coalitions.