Diabetes Prevention Program


The UCI Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) provides UCI and UCI Health employees with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes the tools necessary to help reach healthy lifestyle goals through education, encouragement, and practical tips for success.

Participants meet in a virtual group setting with a trained Lifestyle Coach to discuss the CDC approved curriculum, which includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. Enjoy many of UCI’s health and wellness resources and exclusive guest speakers throughout the course, such as registered dietitians, personal trainers, and cooking demonstrations.

The hour-long classes are held once a week for the first three months, biweekly for month four, and monthly for months five through twelve.


The program is FREE to all qualified UCI and UCI Health employees.


  • At least 18 years old
  • BMI of 25 or greater; (Individuals of Asian descent may have a BMI of 23 or greater);

AND one of the following:

  • Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes
  • A blood test with a prediabetes diagnosis in the last year
  • A score of 5 or greater according to the Risk Test


The UCI DPP is a preventive program, and is not designed for those that already have Type I or II diabetes. If you are currently diagnosed as diabetic, please work directly with your healthcare provider and medical plan to learn ways to help you manage your existing condition.


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