Obesity Program for Adults


If you want to lose weight and prevent diabetes, we can help.

Food, Fitness, and Diabetes Prevention

The Food, Fitness, and Diabetes Prevention program at California Hospital Medical Center provides educational workshops for adults suffering from obesity, pre-diabetes, or who are at high risk of for type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include: family history of diabetes, history of diabetes during pregnancy, giving birth to a baby weighing nine or more pounds, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

What We Provide

  • Four weekly two-hour workshops for adults suffering from obesity, pre-diabetes, or at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes in English and Spanish
  • Nutrition tips
  • Exercise and fitness fundamentals

This program is free for any adult in the LA County area

Qualifications

  • Adult who is overweight, obese, or pre-diabetic (HbA1c 5.7% - 6.4%)
  • Physician referral 

Click Here to Download Referral Form
For more information, please contact:

Marta Connor
Comminty Health Promoter
213.742.5566

Another Program for obese patients or those with pre-diabetes is offered by one of our community partners.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

An estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States has pre-diabetes (79 million people), yet just 11 percent of those individuals know they have it. To help adults make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (which includes 26 branches throughout the county), is offering a program based on the National Institutes of Health-led, CDC-supported, Diabetes Prevention Program study that showed how eating better and increasing physical activity led to better health and the reduction of new cases of type 2 diabetes. This evidence-based program may be covered by the patient’s insurance and financial assistance is available. Program participants receive a complimentary four month family membership to the YMCA.

Click here to Download the YMCA Referral From

For more information, visit www.ymcala.org/dpp