Los Angeles Diabetes Prevention Program

If you would like to find out more about prediabetes or diabetes prevention programs in your area, please contact José Rangel-Garibay at 323-966-2890 ext. 7456 or at jrangelgaribay@diabetes.org.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. The risk for prediabetes is highest in overweight adults over the age of 45, have family history of diabetes or history of gestational diabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults in California have prediabetes and for adults over age 64, the estimate is 1 in 2.

Learn more about prediabetes.

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier by reducing fat and calorie intake, including 150 minutes of physical activity per week into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach in small groups over the course of 12 months; meeting weekly for the first 6 months and monthly for the second 6 months. This program can help people with prediabetes and/or those at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Learn more about the NationalDiabetes Prevention Program and to hear about the experiences of others.

Who should participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program?

  • Adults 18 years and older with a BMI of 24 or greater—find out your BMI
  • Individuals with a diagnosis of prediabetes from their physician
  • Women with a history of gestational diabetes
  • Those who score a 9 or higher on the diabetes risk test

Find a Local Diabetes Prevention Program

To find a class close to you, view the list of all greater Los Angeles Diabetes Prevention Programs.

Para información sobre el programa de la prevención de la diabetes en español, por favor comuniquese con José Rangel-Garibay 323-966-2890 ext. 7456 o jrangelgaribay@diabetes.org.