Group Lifestyle Balance Program for Diabetes

University of Pittsburgh
posted on 06/23/2009

The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.

Suggested Uses

  • Training
  • Provision of the Group Lifestyle Balance program in various settings


  • These materials are adapted from the Diabetes Prevention Program for group implementation. To our knowledge there is no other program identical to this one.

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Detailed Description

We call our program “Lifestyle Balance” because we help patients reach and maintain a healthy balance between two parts of their lifestyle:

  • Eating
  • Physical activity

The goals of the Group Lifestyle Balance program are to:

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

Individuals who enroll in the program will:

  • Participate in a 12-week Group Lifestyle Balance Program (about 1 hour per session)
  • Self-monitor weight & Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Keep track and learn more about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Problem solve when faced with barriers to healthy behavior change
  • Learn how to stay motivated
  • Attend monthly maintenance sessions after completion of the initial 12-week series for ongoing support and education

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