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Healthy Living: Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Focus on healthy living and make a lifestyle change today!

“I’ve lost over 30 pounds. I feel more energetic and my chronic back pain is gone. The support of this group has really been life-changing.”
– Summer Black, State of Delaware employee (Read More)

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long, lifestyle and health behavior change program that is available at NO COST to Aetna members who meet program eligibility criteria. The DPP is evidence-based, recognized by the CDC and can help participants eat healthier, increase physical activity, lose weight, overcome stress, boost energy and reduce risk of chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes.

Aetna members are offered the following when participating in the DPP:

  • In-person, distance learning, or small group program through the YMCA 
    Over the course of 25 one-hour sessions in a relaxed classroom setting (YMCA branches, community sites or worksites), a trained Lifestyle Coach teaches participants skills that will help them lead a healthy lifestyle. As added benefits through the YMCA of Delaware, participants will receive up to 4 FREE months of family membership at the YMCA of Delaware! To learn more about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program offered through the YMCA of Delaware and enroll today, visit their website or call (302) 572-9622. If you live outside of Delaware, visit the YMCA of the USA website to find a DPP near you.

  • Online (virtual)/In-person program through Solera
    Solera is an innovative program designed to help you lose weight, adopt healthy habits and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes through participation in a personalized program. This one-year lifestyle change program includes 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions for the rest of the year, access to a lifestyle health coach to help set goals and keep you on track, small group support and helpful tools to assist you in your journey. Solera will help you learn your risk for type 2 diabetes with a one-minute quiz. Your quiz results will determine if you are at-risk, and therefore qualify for the program. Solera will then match you with the program that best fits your preferences. You can choose from different programs that are online or in-person and from proven solutions like WW (Weight Watchers®). Best of all, Solera is available at no cost to those who qualify. Members who enroll and complete four weeks of the program will receive a Fitbit® at no additional cost. To see if you qualify, simply take the one-minute quiz on the Solera website or call 1-844-578-3601, Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 9 PM ET. Note: The Solera member website is not compatible with Internet Explorer.