Telehealth Delivery of the CDC’s Diabetes
Prevention Program

  • February 23, 2021
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

More than 88 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, which is an expensive condition for health insurance providers. The CDC’s diabetes prevention program has been proven through clinical trials to reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes by more than 58%. The problem with current online diabetes prevention programs is that they do not closely replicate an in-person program because they do not have live classes.

Competitive programs are classified as “Online” programs by the CDC and are delivered by asynchronous content. Live human interaction is missing in other digital diabetes prevention programs. Support gained through having a conversation with other group members is what helps in-person diabetes prevention programs deliver excellent outcomes.

This webinar will explain how telehealth can be used to deliver the CDC’s diabetes prevention program at scale. This telehealth delivery method is classified by the CDC as a “Distance Learning,” as it most closely replicates the in-person version of the national diabetes prevention program which was proven to be so effective.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The history of the CDC’s diabetes prevention program
  • Cost savings associated with preventing type 2 diabetes
  • How telehealth/distance learning can be used to deliver the CDC’s diabetes prevention program


Laurence Girard
CEO and Founder
Fruit Street Health

Laurence Girard is the CEO and Founder of Fruit Street Health, which offers a suite of telemedicine services including the only diabetes prevention program (DPP) delivered via live video conferencing with Registered Dietitians. Laurence is a telehealth innovator and has been working in the healthcare space since 2011. He is also an alumnus of the Kairos Society, a global network of social entrepreneurs focused on having a social impact.

Laurence received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies at Harvard University. He is currently pursuing Harvard Business School Executive Education’s Certificate of Management Excellence.

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