GLB TrainingFaculty members of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh have partnered with SparkPro Training  to offer training  for individuals to become:

  • Lifestyle Coaches: Lifestyle Coaches are trained to deliver the Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance™ program to individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Master Trainers:  Master Trainers are prepared to offer Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance™ Lifestyle Coach workshops within their organization

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program was adapted directly from the Diabetes Prevention Program’s (DPP) successful lifestyle intervention by members of the original DPP Lifestyle Resource Core at the University of Pittsburgh. The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program delivered in traditional groups and via DVD has been shown to be effective in multiple studies in reducing weight, increasing physical activity, and improving other risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the community.

DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ training workshops are provided by experienced, expert faculty from the original DPP team, who have been implementing and evaluating this up to date DPP lifestyle intervention in a variety of community settings for more than a decade.

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.

For more information about the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program click here.

For more information and to register for training:

DPP GLB Lifestyle Coach Training Workshop please click here.

DPP GLB Master Trainer Program please click here.

The faculty members of the non-profit University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) have assigned all individual rights to receive income from the copyrighted Diabetes Prevention Program/Group Lifestyle Balance Program™ (GLB) and its derivatives to the University of Pittsburgh. Therefore, DPSC faculty receive no personal remuneration from GLB training or licensing fees. Some of the training and licensing fees received by the University of Pittsburgh are directed to the DPSC and are budgeted to permit the center to provide additional services at no cost to the public, researchers, and to a variety of community providers. These services include maintaining and updating the GLB curriculum and website and other social media to extend the reach and impact of diabetes prevention, offering training scholarships and other pro bono teaching and training services, and delivering ongoing support to GLB providers across the country and internationally as they provide diabetes prevention programs in the community.