Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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Want to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes? Take action today!

Find a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a structured program—in person or online— that has been developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes near you!

A diabetes care and education specialist (DCES) or trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small-group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, behavior changes and weight loss can help them reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

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Take this quick quiz to help determine if you may be at risk of developing diabetes or prediabetes.


“I am on my way to losing the weight I know I need to lose and am learning a lot about nutrition, emotions and harmful thoughts. This class is very different than I thought it would be. I didn’t know I would be learning so much like how emotions are tied to what we eat and how harmful thoughts can lead to self-sabotage”. - ARcare participant

Find a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Here is a registry of recognized diabetes prevention programs providing the lifestyle change program across the country. Please contact the below groups directly to learn more about how to enroll in their upcoming classes!

Organization City State Counties Served (open to surrounding counties) Phone number Email Website Language(s) offered
Alivio Medical Center Chicago IL Cook 773-650-1215 mgomez@aliviomedicalcenter.org https://www.aliviomedicalcenter.org/es/programas/programa-de-prevenci%C3%B3n-de-la-diabetes
Spanish
ARcare McCrory AR Woodruff; White; Monroe; Lone Oak; Izard 870-731-0277 amanda.austin@arcare.net N/A English
Clara Mass Medical Center Belleville NJ Belleville; Essex 973-450-2126 Dorothy.szast@rwjbh.org https://www.rwjbh.org/clara-maass-medical-center/treatment-care/diabetes-care/diabetes-prevention-program/ English
Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) Prevenga T2 Othello WA Mattawa; Othello; Connell 509-488-5256 option 3 isisc@cbha.org N/A Spanish
Community Council of Greater Dallas Dallas TX Dallas 214-954-4252 jmarcks@ccadvance.org https://www.ccadvance.org/seniors English
Dignity Health Memorial Hospital Bakersfield CA Bakersfield; Kern 661-541-0124 Laurie.wallace001@dignityhealth.org N/A English Spanish
Drew Memorial Health System Monticello AR Drew 870-460-3509 ksmith@drewmemorial.org https://www.drewmemorial.org/
English
East Alabama Medical Center Opelika AL Auburn: Opelika; Valley; Lanett; Dadeville; Alexander; Tallassee; Lee; Chambers; Tallapoosa; Elmore 334- 528-6800 Allison.drake@eamc.org
tammy.hollis@eamc.org
https://www.eamc.org/find-a-service/diabetes-and-nutrition/ English
Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. Laredo TX Laredo; Webb 956-625-3068 otilag.gateway@tachc.org; elviag.gateway@tachc.org https://gatewaychc.com/diabetes-self-management-courses/ English Spanish
Houston Health Department- DAWN Program Houston TX Houston; Harris 832-393-4055 dawncenter@houstontx.gov http://www.houstontx.gov/health/Community/dawn/ English Spanish
Latino Community Development Agency Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City 405-236-0701 eathealthy@latinoagencyokc.org https://lcdaok.com/
Spanish
Project Vida Health Center El Paso TX El Paso 915-533-7057 j.fierro@pvida.net N/A English Spanish
Sea Mar Community Health Center Seattle WA King; Pierce; Snohomish 206-965-1000 SonoraGeorge@seamarchc.org;
HelenAngell@seamarchc.org
https://www.seamar.org/health-education.html Spanish
University of Texas Health Services Houston TX Harris 713-500-3261 Susan.y.parnell@uth.tmc.edu https://uthealthservices.com/
English
Yuma County Public Health Services District Yuma AZ San Luis; Somerton; Yuma; Foothills; Wellton 928-317-4580 Cynthia.espinoza@yumacountyaz.gov N/A English Spanish

*For a list of additional CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs visit: https://nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Registry.aspx