Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know 84.1 million American adults - more than 1 out of 3 - have prediabetes?

Here at UCSF, we are offering an Employee Diabetes Prevention Program for faculty and staff who have prediabetes or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long program that provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. And it’s free of charge!

Enrollment for Cohorts 3 and 4 is now open! We will be hosting one cohort in the evening at Parnassus and one during lunchtime at MCB, both starting in late January. If you are interested, please fill out the survey below.

[ DPP Interested Participant Survey ]

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About UCSF’s DPP
Participants meet in a classroom setting for an hour 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 Prevent T2 curriculum includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated.

Eligibility requirements include:
>18 years of age
BMI > 25 or Asian individuals BMI > 23


Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes


Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis


A prediabetes assessment score ≥ 5 according to the Risk Test

Cohort 1

Classes are held at the Parnassus Library, CL-215/16 from 5:30-6:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Participant Files

Tuesday, January 29
Tuesday, February 5
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 19
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, April 2
Tuesday, April 9 (location: S-170, Medical Sciences Building)
Tuesday, April 16
Tuesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 14
Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday, June 11
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, August 6
Tuesday, September 3
Tuesday, October 8 (location: Parnassus, TBD)
Tuesday, November 5 (location: Parnassus, TBD)
Tuesday, December 10 (location: Parnassus, TBD)

Cohort 2

Location: Mission Bay
Room: Mission Hall 2109 - Classes are held at this location unless otherwise noted
Time: Thursdays 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Thursday 10/10/19
Thursday 10/17/19
Thursday 10/24/19
Thursday 10/31/19
Thursday 11/7/19
Thursday 11/14/19
Thursday 11/21/19
Thursday 11/28/19
Thursday 12/5/19
Thursday 12/12/19
Thursday 12/19/19
Thursday 12/26/19
Thursday 1/2/20
Thursday 1/9/20
Thursday 1/16/20
Thursday 1/23/20
Thursday 2/6/20
Thursday 2/20/20
Thursday 3/5/20
Thursday 3/19/20
Thursday 4/16/20
Thursday 5/14/20
Thursday 6/11/20
Thursday 7/9/20
Thursday 8/6/20
Thursday 9/3/20


Cohort 3

Classes will be held at the Parnassus Library from 5:30-6:30pm starting in late January 2020. Finalized dates TBA.

Cohort 4

Classes will be held at MCB during lunchtime starting in late January 2020. Finalized dates TBA.