Individuals and Communities Acting Now to Prevent Diabetes©
Bringing the National Diabetes Prevention Program to Minnesota

I CAN Prevent Diabetes is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. The Minnesota Individuals and Communities Acting Now Prevent Diabetes (I CAN PD) offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. ICANPD is a marketing term for promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Minnesota. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s curriculum and National Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards.

I CAN PD is just one of many NDPP programs in Minnesota. The Minnesota Diabetes Program endorses the availability and accessibility of all NDPP- based programs to all Minnesotans at risk for developing diabetes.  Click here for a list of NDPP Sites and Courses in Minnesota.  Fill out the NDPP course form and add your program to the NDPP calendar.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in people with pre-diabetes if they make simple changes to increase physical activity and lose weight.

This program provides the tools to prevent or delay adult type 2 diabetes where you live.

  • Training Opportunities for NDPP Lifestyle Program Coaches
  • An Evidence-Based 16 Week Class with 8 Monthly Post-core Maintenance Curriculum
  • Strategies for Recruiting People in Community, Work or Clinic Settings
  • Tips for Partnering With Other Organizations in Your Community to Defeat Diabetes
  • Resources for Promoting your Program and Tracking your Progress
  • A Diabetes Prevention Model that Builds Partnerships Between Minnesota Community,  Health Care Providers, Worksite and Public Health Officials


Individuals and Communities Acting Now to Prevent Diabetes©