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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
  • This program is free to participants and is available to UCR faculty and staff
How Do I Join the Diabetes Prevention Program
Key Program Details
  • The program is currently in progress and accepting applications to participate. Please use the contact information below to indicate your interest in joining the program.
  • Post and share the Diabetes Prevention Program flyer.
Program Contact
If you are interested in joining the Diabetes Prevention Program or have questions, please contact Jacqueline Leslie, Wellness Program Specialist.
Inland Empire Diabetes Resources
Your Portal to Diabetes Information in the Inland Empire. Please visit the Inland Empire Diabetes Resources for more information.