Guidance for use of the GLB program

Guidance for Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Program Intellectual Property Use

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Materials
A Modification of the Diabetes Prevention Program’s Lifestyle Change Program
© 2008;2010;2011, University of Pittsburgh.         

Copyright Language

Group Lifestyle BalanceTM
(copyright 2008, 2010, 2011; University of Pittsburgh) is an evidence supported adaptation of the original NIH/NIDDK-supported Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)”. The 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 manuals may be downloaded, duplicated, transmitted and otherwise distributed for educational or research purposes only, provided proper credits are given to the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh. 

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.

Derivation

The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM (GLB) program is a direct adaptation of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) supported Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP documented that an intensive lifestyle intervention, which modified eating and physical activity behavior and resulted in modest weight loss, lowered the chances of developing type 2 diabetes among those at high risk for the disease by 58% compared to placebo (DPP Research Group, N Engl J Med 2002; 346:393-403). Healthy lifestyle change was also found to reduce risk for the metabolic syndrome (Ann Intern Med 2005; 142:611–619). Thus, the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) at the University of Pittsburgh was formed with the express purpose of promoting dissemination research in diverse community settings. The evidence–based Group Lifestyle BalanceTM program was designed to help adults, aged 18 and older, reduce risk for diabetes and to prevent or treat the metabolic syndrome.

Referencing

All publications, presentations, reports, or developments resulting from or relative to direct use of GLB materials shall be referenced as follows: Kramer, MK, Kriska, AM, Venditti, EM, Miller, RG, Brooks, MM, Burke, LE, Siminerio, LM, Solano, FX, Orchard, TJ. Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program: A Comprehensive Model for Prevention Training and Program Delivery, Am J Prev Med 2009; 37(6): 505-511.

Acknowledgement

For those who have completed GLB training:

  1. All publications, presentations, reports, or developments resulting from or relative to use of GLB program materials shall be acknowledged as follows: “We would like to acknowledge the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh for training and support in the Group Lifestyle Balance program”.
  2. All publications, presentations, reports, or developments resulting from or relative to use of GLB materials, which have been modified (all or in part), shall be acknowledged as follows: “We would like to acknowledge the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh for training and support in the Group Lifestyle Balance program; the current program is a derivative of this material”.

For those who have NOT completed GLB training:

  1. All publications, presentations, reports, or developments resulting from or relative to use of GLB program materials shall be acknowledged as follows: ““We would like to acknowledge the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh for providing the written materials for the Group Lifestyle Balance program”.

Advertisements, Promotions, Newsletters, Social Media

Any representation of the GLB program in the public domain must include a full spelling of the name, Group Lifestyle BalanceTM (GLB) Program. Examples: “Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Program provided by the Smithfield Health System”. Further descriptions about the nature of your particular program in promotional materials should include the following statement: “The Group Lifestyle Balance Program is an evidence-supported adaptation of the original NIH/NIDDK-supported Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)”. Example: “The Group Lifestyle Balance Program being offered by Smithfield Health System is an evidence supported adaptation of the original NIH/NIDDK-supported Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)”.