Welcome to Native Lifestyle Balance

Native Lifestyle Balance Programs began in the Diné Nation in 2002 based on the diabetes prevention results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

Programs working with Native people to prevent diabetes are welcome to download and use the materials and manuals on this website.

The manual is a modified version of the Lifestyle Balance manual used in the DPP. The manual was modified by Carol Percy in 2007.

The NLB Core Manual includes the tools you will need to provide the 16 Core sessions of the NLB curriculum.

The NLB After Core Manual provides tools and lessons for participants after they have completed the Core sessions.

For more information about Native Lifestyle Balance, contact:

Carol Percy, RN, MS and Cathy Manus, LPN
Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study Staff
(505) 368-6345 or carol.percy@ihs.gov

Group Lifestyle Balance Curriculum available to share from University of Pittsburgh

posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:26 PM by Chris Percy

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.  Training and support for delivery of the DPP GLB program is offered through the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center.  


The GLB manual and materials are made available to the public subject to the following Creative commons License: Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0. Accordingly, the manuals may be downloaded, duplicated, transmitted and otherwise distributed for educational or research purposes only, provided proper credits are given to the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh.  Use of any of the GLB manual or materials for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without the permission or license of the University of Pittsburgh.

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