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Diabetes Prevention Program

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based program for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Those at high risk include people who have/had prediabetes, gestational diabetes, family members with diabetes, overweight adults, and high blood pressure. The program’s main goal is to help people reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

The DPP program includes 1-hour long classes that start weekly for the first 16 weeks, then transition to twice a month for 2 months, and then to 1 time a month for the last 6 months. In total, the program runs for 1 year. During the program, participants learn about making healthy lifestyle changes through discussions around healthy eating habits and physical activity. While in the program, participants are asked to keep a food log, track physical activity, and participate in regular session-weigh-ins (all of this is confidential and done privately with support from your facilitator).

Medical provider referrals are not required but are welcomed. If you meet one of the high-risk factors mentioned above, you qualify for the program. There is a $50 fee for the yearlong class, however, scholarships are available for those unable to pay the fee. Classes are available in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. If you would like to enroll in a class and/or learn more about the program, give us a call at 509-249-5317.

We look forward to supporting you in your journey towards a healthier life!

FUN FACT: The DPP program at MultiCare Yakima Memorial is certified by the CDC.

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