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Creating a Sustainable Diabetes Prevention Program: The Role of the Lifestyle Coach and Master Trainer

The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM Program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals. This program is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome. These conditions increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. At the conclusion of the initial 6 month Core Program (including 12 weekly, 1 bi-weekly and 3 monthly sessions), individuals will continue with monthly Post Core maintenance sessions for ongoing support and guidance. The Group Lifestyle BalanceTM program is designed for overweight adults who are at risk for developing diabetes.

The goals of the Group Lifestyle BalanceTM program are to:

  • Lose 7% of weight through healthy eating.
  • Do 150 minutes of brisk, physical activity each week

After attending the webinar, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Explain in general the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) translation to the community setting
  2. Define the role of the Lifestyle Coach and Master Trainer in creating a sustainable DPP program
  3. Describe the components needed to create a sustainable DPP program


M. Kaye Kramer, DrPH, MPH, RN, CCRC

Chief Science Officer, Innovative Wellness Solutions

Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Graduate School of Public Health

University of Pittsburgh

How to Join

You may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at The recording of this webinar will be posted a couple days after the live session.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

    • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page

    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips.

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