Diabetes Prevention Program

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

Diabetes Prevention Program


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 in session:

Tuesdays, starting February 28, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuesdays, starting February 28, 2017
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Wednesdays, starting March 1, 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 sessions
  • 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.

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.