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Diabetes Prevention Program

Program Contact: Chris Koehler, Extension Faculty
(360) 482-2934 •

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.

2018 Classes starting soon!

Tuesdays, starting April 10, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Wednesdays, starting April 11, 2018
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 4 twice-monthly 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: for more information and to enroll in one of the sessions. Pre-registration required.
The value of the program is $430, but is offered at no cost.

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.