Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education

The Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education (VCDPE) strives to provide evidence-based, high-quality education and training focusing on diabetes prevention and self-management to health professionals like diabetes educators and community health workers. Our goal is to improve quality and accessibility through innovative models of care for persons at risk for or with diabetes. VCDPE has been a unique provider of educational programming in Virginia since 1987, and is affiliated with the UVA Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.


VCDPE's Annual Report 2022-2023

Learn about all of the exciting projects that VCDPE has been engaged with during the academic year 2022-2023.

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Lifestyle Coach Training

We provide Lifestyle Coach Training for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. We offer in-person and virtual trainings, and can accommodate trainings in your area.

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Medical Minute with Lorrie Rilko

Hear Lorrie Rilko, DNP, FNP, BC-ADM, Diabetes Education and Outreach Manager, University of Virginia - School of Medicine, take a moment to explain some important issues and resources around diabetes prevention and diabetes management.

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Tele-Education Classes

Diabetes Patient Tele-Education has been a large focus of the VCDPE since 2007. The program is a series of four classes offered three times a year via telehealth. The classes are: The Basics of Diabetes, Nutrition Basics, Diabetes Self-Management Skills, and Healthy Eating Lifestyle Changes.

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