Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Program

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Program is a comprehensive lifestyle behavior change program adapted directly from the successful lifestyle intervention used in the National Institutes of Health funded Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The original individually administered DPP Lifestyle Balance intervention (copyright 1996; 2011) was developed and written at the University of Pittsburgh by the DPP Lifestyle Resource Core on behalf of the DPP Research Group.

Individuals who take part in the program will self–monitor weight, food intake and physical activity levels and, if desired, are given feedback regarding their progress. Participants download a variety of materials including Group Lifestyle Balance™ session handouts, a Fat and Calorie Counter, self–monitoring books for keeping track of food, physical activity and weight, and a chart for self–monitoring (or graphing) weekly weights over the course of the program.

Contact Rodger Lehl if you are interested in starting a small group and having this program facilitated by a Wellness Educator.

The recommended schedule for the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Program is listed below. The Participant Handouts may be downloaded individually.

One-Year Group Lifestyle Balance™ Curriculum:

Month 1 (weekly, 4 per month)


1: Welcome to the GLB Program


2: Be a Fat and Calorie Detective


3: Healthy Eating


4: Move Those Muscles


Month 2 (weekly, 4 per month)


5: Tip the Calorie Balance


6: Take Charge of What’s Around You


7: Problem Solving


8: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out


Month 3 (weekly, 4 per month)


9: Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change


10: Jump Start Your Activity Plan


11: Make Social Cues Work for You


12: Ways to Stay Motivated


Month 4 (bi-weekly, 2 per month)


13: Prepare for Long Term Self-Management


14: More Volume, Fewer Calories


Month 5 (bi-weekly, or monthly)


15: Balance Your Thoughts


Month 6 (bi-weekly, or monthly)


16: Strengthen Your Exercise Program


Month 7 (monthly)


17: Mindful Eating


Month 8 (monthly)


18: Stress and Time Management


Month 9 (monthly)


19: Standing Up for Your health


Month 10 (monthly)


20: Heart Health


Month 11 (monthly)


21: Stretching: The Truth About Flexibility


Month 12 (monthly)


22: Looking Back and Looking Forward



Miscellaneous Handouts


Fat and Calorie Counter


Food and Activity Tracker


Food-O-Meter: Food Calorie Calculator


FitWatch Online Calorie Counter