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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 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! 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.