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Diabetes prevention

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps you reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes.

Why Diabetes Prevention Program?

Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Order 13-06 (Section 2b) directs the Health Care Authority to implement DPP. Washington Wellness is also a key member of the Diabetes Network Leadership Team (DNLT) where we collaborate with statewide partners to develop strategies that align with the goals and mission of the participating organizations.

This is why we need your help promoting DPP.

DPP helps you learn lifestyle changes through simple steps at no cost to eligible PEBB members. More effective than medication, lifestyle changes are the key to:

  • Improve your health.
  • Feel better and more energetic.
  • Build confidence by learning new habits and skills.

Clinical research shows these lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by almost 60 percent.

What is DPP?

Designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, DPP consists of 25 one-hour sessions led by specially trained lifestyle coaches. The sessions offer peer support from others with shared goals and struggles.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. About 84 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% do not know they have it.

Who is eligible?

Go to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out who is eligible and more.

How to promote

Please wait until January 2, 2019, to promote DPP to your staff. We offer you a mix of options below.

  1. Staff support
    Help your staff, wellness team, and others learn more about PEBB Diabetes prevention.
  2. Messages
  3. Flyer
  4. Desk drop (prints four per page so you can cut and pass out)
  5. Posters
    1. DPP Poster Large (sized for 24 x 36 print, but it can print smaller)
    2. DPP Poster Small (sized for 11 x 17 print, but it can print smaller)
  6. Digital sign (great for a TV)


See DPP Frequently asked questions (FAQs).


For help with the resources above
Email: wawellness@hca.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-1700