Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)


Pre-diabetes is identified when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a significant concern in the United States as it is the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program for people with pre-diabetes to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health. The mission of the DPP is to reduce the number of adults in Harris County diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The program targets adults over the age of 18 that have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

The Prevent T2 curriculum can be offered in English or Spanish and includes a participant’s guide and resources to successfully complete all sessions. All lessons are taught by certified Lifestyle Coaches along with a Registered Dietitian that will focus on teaching the participants new skills while encouraging them to meet their goals and keep them motivated. The program helps participants lose 5% -7% body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

See our flyer here.

Contact us:
[email protected]

Phone number: 713-274-8546

Can the program be taught in English and Spanish?

Yes, all sessions are available in English and Spanish.

Is the program free?

Yes, the program is offered at no cost to participants.

What are the eligibility requirements for the program?
  • 18 years old or older 
  • BMI above 25 (BMI above 23 if Asian) 
  • Hemoglobin A1C levels between 5.7% - 6.4% (If you don’t know this number we can provide guidance) 
  • Previous clinical diagnosis of gestational diabetes 
  • Not currently pregnant
How long is the program?

The program lasts 12 months. We will meet for one hour:

  • Weekly for the first four months
  • Bi-weekly for months five and six
  • Monthly from months seven to twelve
Do you provide incentives for participation?

Yes! We provide participants with thirty pounds of fresh produce bi-weekly, scales, pedometers, water bottles, drawing incentives and more.

How can I enroll in the program?

You can enroll in the program by clicking here.

If you have any additional question, feel free to contact us at [email protected].