Diabetes Prevention Program

Program Contact: Chris Koehler, Extension Faculty
(360) 482-2934 • koehler@wsu.edu

Weigh Less, Live More

Diabetes doesn’t wait. Neither should you. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based program that is designed to help you lose a modest amount of weight, with the goal of helping you avoid developing type 2 diabetes. You meet as a group and follow a curriculum to learn practical, everyday steps that can help lead to a healthier lifestyle.

2017 Classes now underway:

Tuesdays, starting September 12, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, starting September 13, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 PM

With the Grays Harbor County Diabetes Prevention Program you will you get:

  • The CDC-approved curriculum
  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you
  • 16 weekly/biweekly sessions, taking your through the first 6 months
  • 6 monthly follow-up sessions to complete the year and help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes — and fun

Call 360-482-2934 or email: koehler@wsu.edu for more information and to enroll in one of the sessions. Pre-registration required.
The value of the program is $450, but is offered at no cost. Program support provided by the Grays Harbor Community Foundation and the CDC.

Classes are facilitated by Chris Koehler, Certified Lifestyle Coach.

The Diabetes Prevention Program can make a difference to improve your health. You can make a change for life!

Are you at risk?

Try this simple, seven-question survey and see if you’re at risk for having prediabetes. Take the Risk Quiz, or print a copy for later. While you’re at it, check out the FAQ’s and Life Style Tips under Reverse Prediabetes.


  • Individual or group health insurance: See your health care provider. If you don’t have a provider, ask your insurance company about providers who take your insurance. Deductibles and copays may apply.
  • Medicaid: See your health care provider. If you don’t have a provider, contact your local Medicaid office or health department.
  • Medicare: See your health care provider. Medicare will pay the cost of testing if the provider has a reason for testing. If you don’t have a provider, contact your local health department.
  • No insurance: Call your local health clinic.

If you are at risk, enrolling in our Diabetes Prevention Program can help you say,
“NOT ME” to diabetes.