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!

We are not currently actively recruiting for a cohort, but if you are interested in future cohorts please feel free to fill out the DPP Interested Participant Survey below and we will reach out if and when there is a cohort available in the location of your preference.

[ DPP Interested Participant Survey ]

Questions? You can reach us via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

As of 3/16/2020: Given the situation with COVID-19, all DPP classes are occurring remotely over Zoom for the time being.

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

Location: Mission Center Building
Time: Tuesdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Tuesday January 21 (Orientation)
Tuesday January 28
Tuesday February 4
Tuesday February 11
Tuesday February 18
Tuesday February 25
Tuesday March 3
Tuesday March 10
Tuesday March 17
Tuesday March 24
Tuesday March 31
Tuesday April 7
Tuesday April 14
Tuesday April 28
Tuesday May 12
Tuesday May 26
Tuesday June 9
Tuesday July 7
Tuesday August 4
Tuesday September 1
Tuesday October 6
Tuesday November 3
Tuesday December 1

Cohort 4

Location: Parnassus Library
Time: Wednesdays 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Wednesday January 22 (Orientation)
Wednesday January 29
Wednesday February 5
Wednesday February 12
Wednesday February 19
Wednesday February 26
Wednesday March 4
Wednesday March 11
Wednesday March 18
Wednesday March 25
Wednesday April 1
Wednesday April 8
Wednesday April 15
Wednesday April 29
Wednesday May 13
Wednesday May 27
Wednesday June 10
Wednesday July 1
Wednesday August 5
Wednesday September 2
Wednesday October 7
Wednesday November 4
Wednesday December 2