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Diabetes prevention

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps you prevent or delay 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.

Watch A Change for Life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program to learn more.

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. To learn more, see the Diabetes in Washington infographic.

Who is eligible?

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

How to promote

You have two ways to promote DPP. The risk quiz is the easier option.

  1. Risk quiz.
  2. Host a testing event.

Risk quiz

Using the risk quiz is the easiest way to promote DPP. Here is how.

  1. Plan
    Go to PEBB Diabetes prevention so you can find out more about DPP such as who is eligible.
  2. Promote
    Use the diabetes prevention risk quiz flyer so staff can find out if they are eligible.
    1. Tip: Add the A Change for Life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program video to your communication so staff can learn more about DPP.
  3. Staff support
    Send staff to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out more about DPP.

Host a testing event

Help eligible staff join DPP by hosting a worksite testing event. Here is how.

Step 1: Plan and schedule

  1. Get leadership support

    1. Share Executive Order 13-06 (Section 2b) with leaders (if needed).
  2. What to expect

    1. Go to PEBB Diabetes prevention so you can find out more about DPP such as who is eligible.
    2. Review the Wellness Coordinator Checklist.
    3. Review Testing Event Setup to plan the event layout.
    4. Review the Testing Event FAQs.
  3. Get started
    Complete and send the Testing Event Request Form.

    Note: Submit your request at least 45 days before the event date.

Step 2: Promote

Use these to promote your testing event. We listed them in order to help you plan.

  1. Messages

  2. Video
    A Change for Life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program.

  3. Staff support
    Send staff to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out more about DPP such as who is eligible.

Step 3: Hold event

Contact

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