DPP Lifestyle Coach Training: June 26-27, 2024

June 26, 2024 - June 27, 2024

In-Person Training Dates: June 26-27, 2024

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central each day

  • Description
  • Location
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Faculty
  • Disclosures
  • Accreditation
  • Pricing
  • Credits
Course Format

The course is a two-day in-person course that includes online self-study modules as pre-work. The program is facilitated by an ADCES Master Lifestyle Coach trainer.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence base of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program Study.
  • Identify key strategies used to translate the DPP Study into the National DPP and PreventT2, a CDC-recognized lifestyle change curriculum.
  • Define the role of a lifestyle coach for CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs, comparing the lifestyle coach with other diabetes education professionals.
  • Utilizing case studies of eligible and ineligible participants, describe participant eligibility criteria for the National DPP.
  • Describe participant outcomes for the National DPP, identifying how program structure, content, and activities, such as tracking and action planning, support the achievement of those outcomes.
  • Review PreventT2 materials, including the participant’s guide and the lifestyle coach training guide, to understand how program content supports skill building, self-monitoring, and psychosocial development.
  • Diagram the core sessions (1-16) of PreventT2 to determine learning objectives, major concepts, major activities, and action planning guidance.
  • Illustrate lifestyle coaching strategies to activate program content within group sessions.
  • Review and practice group facilitation techniques that build trust, increase participation, and encourage positive health behavior change.
  • Practice group facilitation techniques, lifestyle coaching strategies, and understanding of program content through role-playing activities, i.e., teach-backs.
  • Describe the core maintenance sessions (17-26) of PreventT2 to determine learning objectives, major concepts, and key materials.
  • Discuss key strategies to increase participant readiness, engagement, and retention across the 12-month CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.
  • Identify best practices in reviewing food and physical activity tracking logs, action plans, and other participant materials.
  • Explain how programs can meet the National Diabetes Prevention Program Recognition Standards to achieve full recognition.
  • Describe the national landscape of the diabetes prevention program, especially as it relates to coverage by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers.
Activity Type

This is a knowledge-based activity. This 12-hour in-person course includes online prework, lecture, participant presentations, discussion, and question and answer periods.

Intended Audience

At this time, the CDC does not list specific educational or credential requirements, in order to participate in a Lifestyle Coach training. ADCES does require that participants are familiar with the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. The ADCES DPP Lifestyle Coach Training program prepares individuals facilitate the CDC's Prevent T2 curriculum within a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

Training Location

ADCES Main Office
125 S Wacker Dr
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 601-4800

ADCES has partnered with the hotels below. Please book using the links for the lowest rates.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop

Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop

La Quinta

Jacqueline V. Carson

Ms. Carson currently serves as the Coordinator for Community Health at Advocate Christ Medical Center and serves as a Master Trainer for the South Region of the Advocate Aurora Health System. In this current role she serves as the lead coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for three hospitals. Currently she is bringing awareness about the program through building relationships with community organizations, health departments and the faith community.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) requires anyone in a position to affect or control continuing education content (e.g., authors, presenters, and program planners) to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. It is the responsibility of ADCES to mitigate and disclose all relevant conflicts of interest. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of the presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:


Jacqueline V. Carson has no relevant financial disclosures to report.


Angela Forfia, MA, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

Jasmine Burleson has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

The approval of this educational offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.

Disclosure and Mitigation of Relevant Conflicts of Interest

All identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated.

Joint Providership


In support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The Universal Activity Number for pharmacists is JA4008258-0000-24-261-L01-P.
The Universal Activity Number for pharmacy technicians is JA4008258-0000-24-261-L01-T.
This application-based activity has been approved for 12 contact hour(s).
This statement contains information provided to NABP from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.

 American Medical Association (AMA)

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this activity for a maximum of 12 ANCC contact hour(s). This activity discusses 0.0 contact hour(s) of pharmacotherapeutic content.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 12 contact hour(s).

American Academy of PAs (AAPA)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education unit(s) (CPEU) for completion of this activity.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 12 continuing education credits.

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES)

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.

Other Health Professionals

It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or recertification for their discipline.

Successful Completion

To receive a Statement of Credit and Lifestyle Coach Certificate, you must complete the online prework, participate in the two-day in-person training, do the assigned presentation, pass the post-test, and submit the required course evaluation. Your Statement of Credit and Lifestyle Coach Certificate will be issued digitally in your learning portal upon submission of the evaluation. Information about claiming your Digital Badge will be provided in the course information.

Early Bird (through June 5): $659.00 (Member) / $839.00 (Non-Member)

Standard (June 6 through June 26): $759.00 (Member) / $939.00 (Non-Member)


ADCES will provide refunds (less a $200.00 administrative fee) for registrations cancelled through June 12. No refunds will be issued starting June 6. To receive a refund, please submit your written request to ADCES Meeting Services at [email protected]. All refunds are processed within 30 days of receipt.

Cancellation Policy
ADCES reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note that ADCES is not responsible for travel expenses.
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