Diabetes Prevention Support Center

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Materials

A Modification of the Diabetes Prevention Program's Lifestyle Change Program
© 2008;2010;2011, University of Pittsburgh.

*The GROUP LIFESTYLE BALANCE TM (GLB) manual and materials are made available to the public subject to the following Creative Commons License: Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 . Accordingly, the manual and materials may be downloaded, duplicated, transmitted and otherwise distributed for educational or research purposes only, provided proper credits are given to the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center and the Diabetes Prevention Program research team.

Use of any of the GLB manual or materials for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without the permission or license of the University of Pittsburgh. For further information on commercial use of the GLB manual or materials, contact the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Technology Management at 412-648-2206.

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Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Manual of Operations The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Manual of Operations includes all Leader’s Guides and Participants Handouts for the full one-year program, as well as all Miscellaneous Handouts. (470 pages)

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Leader's Guide The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Leader’s Guide includes only the Leader’s Guide for the full one-year program. (215 pages)

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Participant Handouts The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Participant Handouts includes only the Participant Handouts for the full one-year program. (217 pages)

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Miscellaneous Handouts The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Miscellaneous Handouts includes all of the Miscellaneous Participant Handouts (33 pages)

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Miscellaneous Handouts (Spanish) The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Miscellaneous Handouts Spanish version includes all of the Miscellaneous Participant Handouts in Spanish (33 pages)

Companion Materials for the GLB Physical Activity Sessions:
Pedometer Packet (Spanish), Resistance Training Packet (Spanish) and Stretching Packet (Spanish)

The recommended schedule for program delivery and all Core and Post-Core Participiant Handouts are listed below. The Participant Handouts may be downloaded individually.


Month Recommended Schedule One-Year Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Curriculum
    Core Sessions
1 Weekly
(4 per month)
1: Welcome to the GLB Program (Spanish)
2: Be a Fat and Calorie Detective (Spanish)
3: Healthy Eating (Spanish)
4: Move Those Muscles (Spanish)
2 Weekly
(4 per month)
5: Tip the Calorie Balance (Spanish)
6: Take Charge of What’s Around You (Spanish)
7: Problem Solving (Spanish)
8: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out (Spanish)
3 Weekly
(4 per month)
9: Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change (Spanish)
10: Jump Start Your Activity Plan (Spanish)
11: Make Social Cues Work for You (Spanish)
12: Ways to Stay Motivated (Spanish)
    Core-Transition Sessions (Fade Frequency)
4 Bi-Weekly
(2 per month)
13: Prepare for Long Term Self-Management (Spanish)
14: More Volume, Fewer Calories (Spanish)
5 Bi-Weekly or Monthly 15: Balance Your Thoughts (Spanish)
6 Bi-Weekly or Monthly 16: Strengthen Your Exercise Program (Spanish)
    Support Sessions (Variable Sequence)
7 Monthly 17: Mindful Eating (Spanish)
8 Monthly 18: Stress and Time Management (Spanish)
9 Monthly 19: Standing Up for Your health (Spanish)
10 Monthly 20: Heart Health (Spanish)
11 Monthly 21: Stretching: The Truth About Flexibility (Spanish)
12 Monthly 22: Looking Back and Looking Forward (Spanish)