Lifestyle Intervention

The University of Pittsburgh led the effort to develop the lessons and approach to the lifestyle intervention. The original DPP lifestyle intervention consisted of 16 sessions aimed at reducing weight by 7 percent and increasing exercise to 150 minutes a week. By spreading the word that people can reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by changing their diet, increasing exercise and losing weight, it might actually be possible to prevent or at least delay people from developing type 2 diabetes. 
 
 

Lifestyle Manuals of Operations

Copyright 1996; 2011; University of Pittsburgh. The DPP manual and materials are freely available to the public subject to the following Creative Commons License (you do not need to seek permission from the University of Pittsburgh, but proper attribution is required):

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1. Lifestyle Balance During Core

This manual provides guidelines for implementing the first 16 sessions, called the "core curriculum", of the DPP lifestyle intervention. The core curriculum ensured that all participants received a standard intervention that could be easily described and translated for use in the future. The materials are only available in English.

2. Lifestyle Balance After Core

This manual provides guidelines for implementing the individual and group sessions after the initial core curriculum. The materials are available in English and some in Spanish.

3. Lifestyle Materials for sessions 1-16 - Standard Participant Handouts

Participant Handouts. The materials are available in English and some in Spanish.

4. Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Materials

Updated evidence-based materials are available. The Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) program was adapted directly from the individually administered DPP Lifestyle Balance intervention for community-based translation and dissemination. A manual with implementation guidelines, and standard participant handout materials, are available for 22 sessions that are implemented over a one-year period (12 core sessions, 4 transitional sessions, and 6 monthly support sessions). All materials are available in English. Most materials are available in Spanish. Copyright 2004; 2008; 2011; 2017 University of Pittsburgh.  They are freely available to the public subject to the following Creative Commons License (you do not need to permission from the University of Pittsburgh, but proper attribution is required):

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

 We ask you to reference these three citations.1-3

1Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, Hamman RF, Lachin JM, et al. 2002. N Engl J Med 346: 393-403. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa012512

2Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Research Group. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP): description of lifestyle intervention. 2002. Diab Care 25:2165-2171. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/diacare.25.12.2165

3Kramer MK, Kriska AM, Venditti EM, Miller RG, Brooks MM, et al. 2009. Am J Prev Med 37:505-511. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2009.07.020


 

 

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