Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Diabetes Prevention Program

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.

Two virtual program series are being offered using Zoom meeting technology (WSU requires that you have a Zoom account, which is free):

Two series starting Tuesdays,
February 16th, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM or
5:30 – 6:30 PM

The program is a year long, with 16 weekly sessions followed by twice monthly sessions for months 5 and 6, then monthly sessions for months 7-12.

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 and 4 twice-monthly sessions, taking you through the first 6 months
  • 6 monthly follow-up sessions to complete the year and help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes — and fun

For more information about the program series, or to register, call 360-482-2934 or email: koehler@wsu.edu . You can also register for one of the series, using this link. (you’ll be directed to a registration form to complete). Pre-registration is required. There is $30 charge to cover the cost of program supplies.

Classes are facilitated by certified Lifestyle Coaches.

The Diabetes Prevention Program can make a difference to improve your health. You can make a change for life!
*limited scholarships available for individuals diagnosed with prediabetes.

Requests for reasonable accommodation need to be made two weeks prior to the program. Please make all requests to WSU Extension 360-482-2934.

Cooperating agencies: Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Grays Harbor County. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

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.

HOW CAN YOU GET TESTED FOR 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.