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Diabetes Prevention Education Programs

Evidence-based and culturally tailored to Chinese population

Our diabetes prevention and education program is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program and culturally adapted to the needs of  Chinese community members.

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Diabetes Learning Series

This 4-month-long in-depth learning series, based on the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), is specifically adapted for the dietary habits of the Chinese community. The series is led by a registered dietitian or a certified diabetes educator. The instructor will help you understand how to prevent diabetes by modifying exercise, diet, sleep and stress levels. The series includes:

  • 22 CDC DPP handouts adapted in Chinese
  • Virtual grocery tour led by a registered dietitian to learn how to shop for healthy foods
  • Stress reduction and meditation workshops, incorporating Western scientific research and traditional Chinese culture
  • Workshops taught by bilingual dietitians and diabetes health educators who are familiar with Chinese culture

The next session(conducted in Mandarin) will start 1/30/21. 

  • Sixteen-week course conducted virtually.
  • 1.5 hours of class per week

Students can invite their spouses to attend all workshops for free. We believe that participation and support of family members will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to register or to learn more

 


Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a structured, 6-month-long curriculum adapted for Chinese community members, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The program is proven to help reduce the risk of type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke. According to the CDC, the National Diabetes Prevention Program 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 as compared to participants who took metformin over a 3-year period.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The program provides the structure, follow-up, resources and support for long-term behavior change:

  • 11 virtual workshops
  • 20 one-on-one coaching sessions
  • 5 group office hours with a Registered Dietitian
  • 22 CDC DPP handouts
  • Virtual grocery tour led by a registered dietitian 
  • Stress reduction and meditation workshop, incorporating Western scientific research and traditional Chinese culture
  • Workshops are led by bilingual dietitians or a diabetes health educator who are familiar with Chinese culture

The next session (conducted in Mandarin) will start 1/30/21

  • Sixteen weeks of 1.5 hours of class per week
  • 6-months of one-one-one coaching session: Weekly during first 3-months, Bi-weekly during last 3-months

Students can invite their spouses to attend all workshops for free. We believe that participation and support of family members will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to register or to learn more

Physician Testimonial: “This program is based on the CDC’s well-established diabetes prevention program but is specifically tailored to the Chinese community — and is even delivered in Chinese. I can see many of my patients benefiting from this new program.” — Ed Yu, MD, Family Medicine

Many of the previous participants have seen progress and results. Here's are a few comments:

Past A1c and Average Glucose Test Results

“From 2015 to 2019, my A1C fluctuated between 6.6 and 7.0. At the end of 2019, it jumped to a record high of 7.4. With help from the Diabetes Prevention Program and my coach, at the end of the program my A1C was much improved at 5.9 percent. What helped most about this program is that they encourage partners to join, so my wife could observe for free. With the continuing effort to keep up the work with diet and exercise, my A1C is normal at 5.5 now. Many thanks to the Diabetes Prevention Program. This program worked for me!” Mr. Chang, Sunnyvale, CA Read More

“I like the gradual progress of the DPP. Learning something new every week gives us time to digest the information slowly and allow it to become our own knowledge. The program has changed my previous view of diabetes and increased my knowledge about diabetes. Especially at this age, changing diets and lifestyle requires continuous effort. And that’s why being able to follow up every week with my coach is very helpful to me. I had participated in a weight loss training where I had various restrictions and rules before, but DPP is more humane. In this program, there are no food restrictions (you don’t need to abandon your favorite food) or need to force myself to stick any rules. It is sustainable and happy. So, I left the weight loss training and devoted myself to this program. Although I quit the weight loss training, I have lost weight continually in this program. Weight loss has changed from my main focus to a by-product of natural lifestyle changes. What helps me most about this program is that it encourages partners to join as well, so partners can observe for free. It is difficult to do this alone. Now my wife and I will encourage each other, exercise together, and urge one another to choose healthier options when cooking and shopping. I have become a positive example for my friends at church and everyone can see my changes, which is the best testimonial for the program.” – Mr. Chen

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Sign-up for a free 20-minute consultation

If interested, you are invited to sign-up for a free 20-minute consultation. During the consultation, we will review the program, your lifestyle and your specific health details to help determine which diabetes prevention education program is a good fit for you. Learn more today by calling 650-988-3234.


 

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