Diabetes Prevention Program Navigator

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a series of classes designed to empower people with prediabetes or at risk of developing diabetes to take charge of their health and well-being. There are CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs in North Carolina that offer in-person or online programs with various start dates and times.

The DPP Navigator receives and coordinates referrals from health care providers, practice referral coordinators and community organizations and helps to identify a DPP for their participants.

DPP Navigators are available to receive referrals Monday thru Friday from 7am to 7pm via phone, fax, email and NCCARE360. DPP Navigators will provide bi-directional feedback to the referring provider regarding participant enrollment and program completion status. Contact the DPP Navigator today to learn more.

Are you ready to start your type 2 diabetes prevention journey?

To enroll in a Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals must:

Be at least 18 years of age

Have a BMI ≥ 25 (≥ 23 if Asian)

Have not been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Not be pregnant

And meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

Blood Test

Have prediabetes as verified by at least one positive lab result within previous 12 months:

  • Fasting blood glucose (100–125 mg/dL)
  • Two-hour oral glucose tolerance test (140–199 mg/dL)
  • HbA1c (5.7–6.4%)

Gestational Diabetes

Previous clinical diagnosis or self-report of Gestational Diabetes

Prediabetes Risk Test

Total score of 5 or higher

Click to take our risk test.

Contact the DPP Navigator


Available Monday thru Friday 7am to 7pm. Closed on state holidays.

  • Speak with the DPP Navigator about participant referral and enrollment into a DPP.


  • Connect with the DPP Navigator to discuss the participant referral process and enrollment into a DPP.

Provider Referral


1-866-DFNC-FAX (1-866-336-2329)

Refer via NCCARE360 at nccare360.org
NCCARE360 is North Carolina’s statewide web-based care coordination and resource platform that allows healthcare providers and community organizations to securely locate clinical and community services and make referrals to those services, including DPP.

  • Create electronic participant referrals for a Diabetes Prevention Program.

Questions? Contact a Diabetes Prevention Program Navigator.

Call: 1-844-328-0021
Available Monday thru Friday 7am to 7pm. Closed on state holidays.