Chicago CARES to Prevent Diabetes is expanding
to health care providers across Illinois!
If you live outside of Chicago, visit the Illinois CARES Find a Class tab to find a free online class now.
DPP takes 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. And the best part is, you will have the support you need through a year-long class to make the change permanent, including:
Without making a change, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. We urge you to take advantage of this free program, avoid the hassle of pills and needles, and make a healthy lifestyle change for good.
Contact a community health care provider by phone or email to sign up for the next online session of free DPP classes.
Contacta a la organización por teléfono o correo electrónico para inscribirte en la próxima clase gratuita de DPP.
Diabetes Prevention Program classes are hosted and run by our community partners across Illinois. More classes may become available in the future. Contact a local organization to find a class today!
Las clases del Programa de Prevención de la Diabetes son organizadas y administradas por nuestros socios comunitarios en todo el estado de Illinois. Es posible que haya más clases disponibles en el futuro. ¡Póngase en contacto con una organización local para encontrar una clase hoy!
Contact to learn how employers can leverage the DPP program for employees
Contact to learn how hospitals can become DPP providers.
Contact to learn more about the network of pharmacies developing DPP programs.
Contact to find technical assistance and support in setting up a DPP program outside of Chicago.
My name is María Ocampo Flores, I’m a resident of Back-of-the-Yards, mother of three and grandmother of two. Recently, due to health complications in my knees, I had to stop working. During a visit at Esperanza Health Clinic, my doctor told me about the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
This program has helped me better my health and my mood. Most of all, it has helped me to develop a healthier diet and become more informed about prediabetes. Since I began the program, I have made overcoming prediabetes, taking care of my health and weight my top goals. I enjoy the classes and the support given to program participants, as it’s an opportunity for us to empower ourselves and to be healthier.