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Diabetes Prevention Education Program

Evidence-based and culturally tailored to the Chinese population



For people with prediabetes or early stage diabetes, establishing a healthy lifestyle is the most effective way to prevent or delay the progression of diabetes.  The National Diabetes Prevention Program by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been shown to help reduce the risk of type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Outcome data reported an observed weight loss of 5-7% in program participants over a 1-year period, and a 58% reduction in the incidence of diabetes in a pre-diabetic study for participants who received education on lifestyle modification, nearly double the rate compared to participants who took metformin over a 3-year period. 

Diabetes Prevention Program


Our two-part Diabetes Prevention Education Program is based on the CDC’s proven model that emphasizes lifestyle changes to diet, exercise, mindfulness, and sleep.  The program is also culturally and linguistically tailored to the dietary and health needs of the Chinese population.  

Diabetes Prevention Foundation Class

For those at high-risk for diabetes and those who want to prevent diabetes

The program is taught by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. If you do not know your diabetes risk, we suggest that you complete a simple questionnaire.

The course covers:

  • Diabetes pathology, diagnosis, symptoms, factors and complications
  • Insulin resistance, modifiable/non-modifiable risk factors
  • Scientifically proven methods to effectively prevent diabetes
  • BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure
  • What to do if you have diabetes

Dates: 1/14/22, 2/11/22 (Fri)
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Jennie Quon, RD, CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist)
Register here.

Healthy Habits, Healthy Life Program

This program focuses on chronic disease prevention and overall health enhancement through the 5 pillars of health: diet, exercise, sleep, stress-reduction and emotional well-being. It is suitable for people at high risk of diabetes, and also for those who want to build a healthy lifestyle and improve their overall health.

All the classes are free of charge and will be held virtually. Participants can sign up for each session separately. We plan to sustain the program with fundraising. If you would like to help sponsor this program so that more people can benefit, please click here to donate.

The class will be conducted in Mandarin.   We plan to add classes in English or Cantonese in the second year as more resources become available.  


Schedule subject to change


  • Nutrition 1 
  • Grocery Tour
  • Nutrition 2
  • Nutrition 3

Dates: 1/19/22, 1/26/22, 2/2/22, 2/9/22
Time: Wed, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


  • How to Exercise Effectively
  • Qigong 
  • Strength Training with a Trainer

Dates: 2/16/22, 2/23/22, 3/2/22
Time: Wed, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Sleep and Stress-Reduction 

  • Sleep
  • Stress-Reduction
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Introduction to Meditation 

Dates: End of March-Early April
Time: Wed, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register  (coming soon)

Request information about Diabetes Prevention Education Program

If you are interested in learning more or wonder if the program is a good fit for you, please contact us. Call today 650-988-3234.


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