VLM is the online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP is a research-proven lifestyle management program in which individual patients meet in face-to-face, one-on-one counseling sessions with a skilled coach to educate and support them in their weight loss efforts. The DPP, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was a landmark multi-year study with 3,234 adults with prediabetes in 27 U.S. cities. Through this intensive behavior change intervention, patients increase physical activity, improve nutrition and lose 5-7% of their body weight. Additionally, the DPP decreased the progression to diabetes by 71% for those individuals over 60 years old and by 58% for other adults. The University of Pittsburgh developed the DPP and then partnered with DPS Health (now Canary Health, Inc.) to develop the web-based VLM service. DPS Health has been providing VLM to healthcare providers, health plans and employee wellness programs for more than 10 years.