CYL² – National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. A National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes with our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL²) program. You’ll get your very own coach to teach you how to eat healthy foods and increase your physical activity. And when you’re having a rough day and feel like slipping back into your old habits, your classmates will be there to keep you on track. The American Diabetes Association identifies this program as meeting the Diabetes Support Initiative criteria for support programming.


What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. 1 in 3 adults in America has prediabetes and most don’t know it. Take the Risk Test on the right side of this page now to see if you are at risk.

How can prediabetes affect me?

Without losing weight or increasing physical activity, people with prediabetes may develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years. If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health.

What changes can I make to help avoid developing type 2 diabetes?

Just because you have a family history of diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes, doesn’t mean you are destined to develop it. Making small lifestyle changes now — like eating healthier, being more physically active, and managing stress — may help you avoid having to manage type 2 diabetes for the rest of your life.

How can CYL² help me make these changes?

The CYL² program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Research found that the program helps people make small lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

CYL² reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes and many other chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — that’s only 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active. This will improve your health and cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

How much does CYL² cost?

There may be no cost to you. CYL² is conducted in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) through a cooperative agreement with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In some cases insurers and employers plan as a paid health benefit. Medicare and Medicaid (MDPP) this is once in a lifetime benefit; however, for a limited time period, the funding from the BWHI allows us to provide scholarships to participants who enroll in the program. *

*Funding availability status may change

When does CYL² meet?

CYL² meets for 1 year with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, and meetings once a month for the following 6 months, to help maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. Call 313.664.0100 or send us a email (below) to find out when classes are available and how you can join!

How to Prevent and Treat Prediabetes

National Diabetes Statistics Report

The National Diabetes Statistics Report provides up-to-date information on the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors for complications, acute and long-term complications, deaths, and costs. These data can help focus efforts to prevent and control diabetes across the United States. This report is continually updated as data become available and is intended for a scientific audience.

Fast Facts on Diabetes


  • Total: 37.3 million people have diabetes (11.3% of the US population)
  • Diagnosed: 28.7 million people, including 28.5 million adults
  • Undiagnosed: 8.5 million people (23.0% of adults are undiagnosed)


  • Total: 96 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (38.0% of the adult US population)
  • 65 years or older: 26.4 million people aged 65 years or older (48.8%) have prediabetes


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report website.

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