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Diabetes Prevention Program

UofL Health Diabetes and Nutrition Care provides classes that help you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent Type 2 Diabetes through weekly group sessions with a lifestyle coach. Check back soon for new class times and locations.

What do I need to know about the program?

It Works

The program is proven to help people lose weight and lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. 

You can make a change for life

This program helps you learn ways to change your lifestyle and improve your health. Participants meet in a group with a trained Lifestyle Coach to learn how to make modest lifestyle changes. Groups meet weekly for 16 core sessions and monthly for 6 post-core sessions. 

You don't have to do this alone

The program will provide you with both a Lifestyle Coach and a group to support you. You will spend the year-long program with people who are facing the same challenges and trying to make the same changes as you. 

It's close by

This program is in your local community.

How do I know if the Diabetes Prevention Program is for me?

  • Are you an adult who is overweight?
  • Do you have a family history of diabetes?
  • Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you have prediabetes,  borderline diabetes, high blood sugar, or had gestational diabetes (GDM)* while pregnant?

This program is not a weight loss program, it is a lifestyle program. Going on a diet is not the treatment for diabetes or prediabetes, a lifestyle change is the treatment." - Program Participant, New York

Are any of these true

You may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something that you can do about it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life.

Prediabetes: The basics

There are more than 79 million Americans who have prediabetes and many do not know it. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal. The levels are not yet high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. However, people with prediabetes are more likely to get type 2 diabetes than others. Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of toes, feet or legs. Even though prediabetes puts you at a high risk, there are ways you can lower your chance of getting type 2 diabetes.