UC Davis Diabetes Prevention Program

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The UC Davis Diabetes Prevention Program is a 6-month program with qualifiers to participate including BMI, lifestyle habits, and readiness to change. 

The program will utilize a hybrid program that has been piloted at East Carolina University with success with weekly meetings, alternating in-person with online on the Facebook group page.  The end goal is 3 - 5% weight loss at six months, 5 - 7% at twelve months.  This weight loss can cut risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).  The program is open to UC Davis staff, faculty and students.  

Project Leads:

Stacey Brezing

Director, Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Being Program

sbrezing@ucdavis.edu

Linda Adams

Registered Dietitian, Occupational Health

lwadams@ucdavis.edu 

Glee Van Loon

Health Management and Education, UCDHS - Consultant

gvanloon@ucdavis.edu

Project Grant

$14,500


Outcomes

Average of at least 3 - 5% weight loss in 6 months (body weight measured weekly), 5 - 7% at 12 months; increase in physical activity participation minutes to an average of 150/week at 6 months (physical activity minutes self-reported weekly); participation of 20 faculty/staff/students throughout the first 6 months of the program on cmapus (attenendance collected weekly).

Involvement

January 9, 7am-10am

"Know your Numbers" Event. Testing on fasting blood lipids,  blood glucose, height, weight, BMI, body fat% 

January 10, 11am-3pm

"Glucose screening" Event. Non-fasting blood glucose

Both events are open to all UC Davis staff, faculty and students and will be held in the Occupational Health Lobby, Cowell Building, and will provide awareness of health markers and the Diabetes Prevention Program.  

UC Davis Diabetes Prevention Program interest form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPP18

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