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National Diabetes Prevention Program classes now available in communities across Chicago – for FREE.

To connect to a program, please call 312-746-4835.

If you live outside of Chicago, visit the Illinois CARES Find a Class page to find a free class now.


IPHI’s CARES initiatives work to support policies and systems that expand access to evidenced-based diabetes prevention and management programs in priority communities across Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois!

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One in every three adults living in the United States has prediabetes – and most don’t know it. You could be one of them.

You deserve to live a healthy life without the hassle of needles and pills – for yourself, for your family. Take the free prediabetes test and then talk to your doctor to learn how you can avoid type 2 diabetes.

Take the Test

Could You Have Prediabetes?

One in every three adults living in the United States has prediabetes – and most don’t know it. You could be one of them.



Are you 45 years of age or older?



Are you overweight?



Have a family history of type 2 diabetes?



Are you physically active fewer than 3x/week?



Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or give birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds?


Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure?

Take Charge of Your Prediabetes Now

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was designed with real people like you in mind. We understand that making a lifestyle change is difficult, even if you are ready to put in the work – that’s why we’re here.

Without making a change, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

DPP take the guess work out of how to make a meaningful lifestyle change, giving you resources to learn how to live a healthy life – for free.

Please Note: DPP classes have been affected differently by COVID-19, so please contact the organization directly to learn more about current classes and future class enrollment.

Find a Prevention Class

Don't Do It Alone

Join the free year-long Diabetes Prevention Program and gain access to:

A trained lifestyle support coach to guide and encourage you

Support from other participants with the same goals as you

Weekly meetings for the first six months and monthly meetings for the second six months

Skills you need to lose weight, be more active, and manage stress

“It brings me so much joy and happiness knowing that Chicago’s South Side residents have access to the resources they need to understand how to prevent diabetes.”

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