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Healthy Living: Diabetes Prevention Program



As of January 1, 2023, the YMCA Delaware will no longer be offering DPP Participants an additional 8 months at 50% membership fees as an added benefit. YMCA Delaware will continue to offer 4 FREE months of family membership to program participants.

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 Highmark Delaware 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.

Highmark Delaware members can choose one of two options when participating in the DPP:

  • In-person, 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 and an additional 8 months at 50% off membership fees! 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) program through Livongo Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
    Includes expert led coaching sessions for nutrition, behavior change and exercise (telephonic support when preferred); a moderated online community with peer support; an online app and web dashboard including food, weight and activity tracking; and email or text messaging for personalized coaching. To learn more and enroll, log in your Highmark Delaware Member Website.