We care about your health and safety, which is why the free Chicago CARES Diabetes Prevention Program is now offering classes online!

Online classes will be offered by some Chicago CARES partners. Please visit the Find a Class tab to learn how you can enroll today.

 

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 health life 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.

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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.

1

Age

Are you 45 years of age or older?

2

Weight

Are you overweight?

3

Family

Have a family history of type 2 diabetes?

4

Activity

Are you physically active fewer than 3x/week?

5

Pregnancy

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

6

Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure?

Take Charge Now

The Diabetes Prevention Program 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.

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Don't Go 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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