Date of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Type

Open Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Carolyn Desandre


One major health concern for the United States is prediabetes. Therefore, it is pertinent for providers to be knowledgeable of an effective diabetes prevention program (DPP) to prevent the onset of diabetes. The objective of this article is to identify effective DPP's which reduce the development of type 2 diabetes in at risk adults, in the primary care setting. A systematic literature review was conducted from 2011 to 2016 which revealed the key components of an effective DPP. The key components include the use of a trained lifestyle coach, length and number of session, method of delivery, follow-up sessions, cost, and patient perceptions. Utilizing the key components of a DPP, providers can effectively identify a DPP that's individualized to each patient.