The Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education (VCDPE) has been a unique provider of educational programming in Virginia since 1987. Affiliated with the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the VCDPE’s programs and resources benefit healthcare providers throughout the Commonwealth.


To improve the quality and accessibility of care for persons in Virginia with diabetes, by providing educational programs and resources for persons at risk for and with diabetes and for diabetes providers, based on current research and best practices.


  • For persons with, or at high risk of, diabetes, provide educational programs targeting community-based settings, such as workplaces, churches, fitness centers, and community centers.
  • Increase access to diabetes patient education programs in medically underserved areas of Virginia through the use of telehealth technologies.
  • Improve diabetes-related knowledge and practices of healthcare providers across Virginia, including physicians, medical residents, nurses, dietitians, dietetic interns, and pharmacists, by providing high-quality diabetes professional education programs.