UCSB DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is 1-year lifestyle change program open to UCSB staff & faculty based on research led by the National Institute of Health. DPP is designed for non-diabetic individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The program utilizes a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches and group support over the course of a year. UCSB DPP provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals.

The program includes:
  • 1-hour sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach - held weekly for the first 3 months, bi-weekly the following 3 months, and monthly for the last 6 months.
  • Information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. 
  • Group discussions and problem-solving strategies for overcoming common challenges to lifestyle change.
  • The program sessions are free and begin in January 2019. 

ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE

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Eligibility requirements include:

>18 years of age
BMI >25; or Asian individuals BMI >23


AND

A prediabetes assessment score > or = to 5 according to the Risk Test 

OR 

Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis

OR

Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes



Prediabetes Risk Test

CONTACT INFO

For more information about DPP, or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact dpp@recreation.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-4060.

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