Diabetes Prevention Program

Program Contact: Kelly Stewart
(509) 397-6290 • kelly.a.stewart@wsu.edu

Do you have prediabetes? Are you at risk of developing diabetes? 86 Million Americans have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 don’t know!

Take a risk assessment and learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The DPP is a research-based program recognized by the CDC as an effective way to dramatically reduce the risk of developing diabetes through weight loss and simple lifestyle changes. Classes are in small groups led by certified coaches, meeting for 12 consecutive weeks, bi-monthly for 12 weeks, and then monthly for the rest of the year. A support network is crucial!

To participate, you must have a BMI at or above 25 and a blood test or diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

The A1C test is a test to determine if you have prediabetes. A1C shows the average amount of glucose in the blood over the past 3-4 months.

Another method is the fasting plasma glucose test, which measures the amount of glucose in your bloodstream at a point in time after you fasted.

WSU Whitman County Extension is offering a new class beginning May 2017. For more information contact Kelly Stewart at the Extension office at kelly.a.stewart@wsu.edu or 509-397-6290.