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Diabetes Prevention Program

Through a collaboration with the University of California Office of the President/UC Health, and the UC Berkeley Healthy Campus Initiative the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered for UC Berkeley staff, faculty, students and eligible spouses. UC Berkeley's DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year. 

The Diabetes Prevention Program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals through lifestyle modifications. Participants meet in a classroom setting 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.

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

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Upcoming DPP Classes

January 29, 2020 - November 18, 2020

Tang Education Center, Class of 42' (First Floor)

10:00 - 11:00 am

How to Enroll

1. Review eligibility requirements

2. Complete online enrollment form

3. Attend class beginning on January 29, 2020

Know Your Numbers Health Screenings

Wed. 1/22 and Fri. 1/24 at Tang Education Center (Registration Open Soon)
Appointments offered every 15 minutes, 7:30–10am, $10 fee 

Why know your numbers? 

Knowing your numbers is one of the best ways to evaluate your health by identifying your risk and providing motivation for managing your health. Even if you feel great and look healthy, you may not know what's going on inside. Many diseases are "silent" and affect your health long before you feel anything wrong.

Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, and waist circumference.  Receive your confidential results (seen only by Be Well at Work - Program staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. Plan for 20-30 minutes to complete the screening. 

How to Register:

1. Click on the linked dates above

2. On the Know Your Numbers header select "Register"

3. Next select "Add"

4. Choose your appointment time and select "Add"

5. View the Registration Summary and click "Register"

Click here for more instructions and step by step photos. 

Follow-up: 

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle Webinar provides the educational foundation to a healthy lifestyle, especially as a first step following Know Your Numbers Health Screening. Scroll down to the webinars section to listen.

Testimonials

"My appointment was this morning and I can’t begin to say thank you enough for offering this service. I took advantage of it last year and, unfortunately, my numbers were so unhealthy that I was advised to contact my doctor immediately. My numbers were not even close to the healthy range. It was obvious that I needed to do something. Given the needs of other people in my household I had been postponing my own checkups and now it was time to get in. As a result of your setting off the alarm I am now happy to say that a year of medication (lowest dose I am happy to write), healthier eating, more exercise ---- drum roll please --- I have excellent numbers! Thank you so much for this service. It is invaluable. I’ll be back next year to check again and make sure I stay on track."

Contact Information

For more information about DPP or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact Cori Evans at corievans@berkeley.edu.  

Housing, Dining and Facility Services Diabetes Prevention Program

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Upcoming DPP Classes

DPP utilizes a CDC approved curriculum with trained lifestyle coaches (Lindy West and other Dieticians) and will offer group support over the course of a year.

This program is Free to participants and RSSP and Facilities Services employees will receive PAID/Release time to attend classes.

RSSP Service Employees: 

Unit 1 L-14 Slottman Hall

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Facilities Services Employees: 

2000 Carleton (Room 246)

Tuesdays 10:00 -11:00 am

Sample Calendar

 (26 sessions offered. Must attend 22 to graduate) 

January – April 

1 hour weekly 

May-September

1 hour bi-weekly 

October – December

1 hour monthly 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

Next Steps

1. Decide you want to commit to make a change for your health in 2020

2. Complete the Diabetes Risk Assessment and place it in the CONFIDENTIAL envelope with your Department Champion in your worksite OR Get a note from your MD saying you are Pre-Diabetic.

3. Attend an Information Session (required) 

  • RSSP Service Employees: Tuesday, December 5th, 2:30-3:30 Unit 1 APR
  • Facilities Services Employees: 2000 Carleton Ave Room 246, Date/time TBD

4. Attend class beginning on January 28, 2020

Department Champions

Please contact the people below for more information about how this program will be customized to meet the needs specific to the service employees (non- administrative workers)

RSSP dining: Jennifer Garcia garciajl@berkeley.edu +1 (510) 643-2636
RSSP housing custodians: Teodora Gonzalez-De Rivera teodor@berkeley.edu (510) 643-8815 • 
RSSP trades: Kevin Cuellar kcuellar@berkeley.edu (510) 643-7435 
RSSP BMW: Bernie Nevarez: Bernienevarez@berkeley.edu (510)-325-0501
Facilities Services Trades: Jurrisha Johnson Jurrisha@berkeley.edu (510)-652- 3742 and 
Cory Souza Csoza@berkeley.edu (510)-643-1846

Contact Information

For more information about RSSP and Facilities DPP or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact Lindy West 510 642 3908 or lwest@berkeley.edu