UCI Diabetes Prevention Program UCOP

UCI Diabetes Prevention Program

UCI 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 group setting (virtual or in person) 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. 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.

Upcoming UCI DPP Cohorts:

Join an upcoming 2022 Virtual Cohort, hosted by other various UC locations:

All qualified UCI/UCI Health employees can attend any of the virtual programs being offered by any UC location.

Eligibility to Participate:

  • 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 Pre-diabetes diagnosis in the last year
  • A score of 5 or greater according to the Risk Test

Learn More:

Additional Resources

The UCI Diabetes Prevention Program is a preventive program, and not designed for those that already have Type I or II Diabetes. If you are currently a Diabetic, please work directly with your physician and medical plan to learn ways and resources to help you manage your existing condition.

Medical Plan Wellness Resources
Kaiser Permanente – Learn about healthy lifestyle programs available to members, such as wellness coaching, losing weight, health service discounts and more.
UC Blue & Gold – Learn about health programs and discounts available to members, such as smoke cessation, Weight Watchers, acupuncture and more.
UC Care - Learn how to manage your health with prevention tips, wellness discounts and more.


Contact Kelly Shedd, kshedd@hs.uci.edu, Engagement and Wellness Program Analyst, UCI Health