Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the success of the National Institutes of Health-led Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Research has demonstrated that the risk for transitioning from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes can be reduced by 58% via a lifestyle program of healthy eating, regular physical activity and modest weight loss.


How does the program work?

The National DPP is a year-long lifestyle change program. During the program participants' work with a lifestyle coach and the group to overcome barriers to healthy living as well as tracking food intake and physical activity to achieve two primary goals:
  • A weight loss of 7%.

  • 150 minutes a week of physical activity.

Who is eligible to participate in this program?

  • Eligible participants must be 18 years or older, have a body mass index of 25 or higher (23 or higher if of Asian descent).

  • Have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

  • Or have a history of gestational diabetes.

  • Or a doctor has indicated that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

To calculate your BMI or body mass index go to: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

National Diabetes Prevention Program:

2019 Schedule


Our next scheduled program begins in 2019. Please contact Sierra Studnick at 971-930-0526

or email studnick@ohsu.edu to learn more or to be added to our list for an upcoming session. 

Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks and then every other week for the rest of the year.



Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center

Physicians Pavilion, Suite 140

3147 SW Sam Jackson Park Road

Portland, OR 97239


The one-year program cost is $499.

Additional Prediabetes Classes

Alternately, we offer a monthly prediabetes class held at OHSU's Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center.  Learn More