Diabetes Prevention Program

Sanford Center for Aging

What is prediabetes?

This means your blood sugar (glucose) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Nearly 90 percent of adults who have prediabetes don't know they have it. Those who have prediabetes combined with poor weight management and/or minimal physical activity could develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

Our lifestyle coaches will help you develop healthy eating habits, increase your physical activity, and help keep you motivated to make healthy changes. There will be a $50 non-refundable supply fee, financial assistance is available. To apply for a scholarship, fill out this form and email a copy to sijiaq@unr.edu or mail a hard copy to The Sanford Center for Aging, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno NV, 89557.


How will this program help you?

Learn the skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress, connect with a lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you, and gain support from other members who have similar goals.

This CDC-approved 12-month program is given in 16 weekly sessions, followed by monthly maintenance sessions.

The next sessions will begin in early 2020 at the Sanford Center. We will be opening registration soon.

Call us at (775) 784-1583 for details. We can contact you when registration begins.

Renown and Northern Nevada HOPES also host Diabetes Prevention Program classes. If you want to sign up immediately for June and July 2019, contact Renown at lginter@renown.org or HOPES at (775) 997-7566.

Workshops will be hosted by the Sanford Center for Aging and the Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and will be held in the Division of Endocrinology in the Center for Molecular Medicine Building, at the University of Nevada, Reno.

To take a short test to find out if you're at risk for prediabetes and get a full list of dates this program will be offered, click here.

To register, please call (775) 784-1583, or register online.