Diabetes Prevention Program at NUNM

NUNM’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a CDC-approved curriculum of behavioral and nutritional counseling, with an emphasis on natural medicine. The program is led by Dulcinea (Dulcie) Childs, MSN, RD. Classes are covered by most insurance.

For questions, email Dulcie Childs, RD, or call 503.552.1555 to register.

“My experience with DPP was wonderful. It really kept me accountable with a group of people who were going through the same journey as me. I think that accountability really helped me lose the 20 pounds that I lost during the program by making healthier food choices and walking my neighborhood on a daily basis. The instructor was really instrumental in explaining how to make healthier choices by explaining how food affects the body and redefining exercise in terms of movement. I believe that she took away a lot of the stigma associated with the words diet and exercise and really motivated us to make the lifestyle changes needed to prevent diabetes.”

Chris, Diabetes Program Participant 2018

Are you a patient who meets the following criteria?

  • At least 18 years old; and
  • Body mass index ≥25 (≥23 if Asian American); and
  • Have had no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes; and
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4%, or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL, or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

– OR –

  • At least 18 years old; and
  • Have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Find out if you qualify with this diabetes risk test. | Calculate your BMI.

Program Schedule  | Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

1 -- 3.5.19Introduction to the Program
2 -- 3.12.19Get Active to Prevent T2
3 -- 3.19.19Track Your Activity
4 -- 3.26.19Eat Well to Prevent T2
5 -- 4.2.19Track Your Food
6 -- 4.9.19Get More Active
7 -- 4.16.19Burn More Calories Than You Take In
8 -- 4.23.19Shop and Cook to Prevent T2
9 -- 4.30.19Manage Stress
10 -- 5.7.19Find Time for Fitness
11 -- 5.14.19Cope with Triggers
12 -- 5.21.19Keep Your Heart Healthy
13 -- 5.28.19Take Charge of Your Thoughts
14 -- 6.4.19Get Support
15 -- 6.11.19Eat Well Away from Home
16 -- 6.18.19Stay Motivated to Prevent T2
17 -- 7.9.19When Weight Loss Stalls
18 -- 8.13.19More About Carbs/Take a Fitness Break
19 -- 9.10.19Have Healthy Foods You Enjoy
20 -- 10.8.19Get Enough Sleep
21 -- 11.12.19Get Back on Track
22 -- 12.10.19Stay Active to Prevent T2
23 -- 1.14.20Stay Active Away from Home
24 -- 2.11.20Prevent T2 for Life!

Sessions are held at:
Helfgott Research Institute, Violet Beebe Classroom
2220 SW First Ave., Portland

More information on the program is available at: