Diabetes Prevention Program

What is the UCR Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 1-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institutes of Health.  DPP is designed for non-diabetic, overweight individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals.

How Do I Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program
  • DPP utilizes a CDC approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year. The hour-long classes are held once a week for the first three months, biweekly (every other week) for the next three months, and once a month for the last six months. 
  • The group sessions create a space for participants to discuss problem-solving strategies for overcoming common challenges to sustaining weight loss. 
  • DPP also focuses on self-monitoring of diet and physical activity and helps to build self-efficacy for maintaining lifestyle changes.
  • The curriculum includes information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated

Print and Post the Diabetes Prevention Program flyer.

How Do I Join the Diabetes Prevention Program
Key Program Dates
Program Dates
  • Program sessions are free and will be available during winter quarter 2020
Program Registration
  • Registration due date: October 22, 2019 (may be extended)
Program Contact
If you are interested in joining the Diabetes Prevention Program or have questions, please contact Julie Chobdee at julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.
Inland Empire Diabetes Resources
Your Portal to Diabetes Information in the Inland Empire. Please visit the Inland Empire Diabetes Resources for more information.