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Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs) Offered

One in three American adults has prediabetes and most don’t know they have it! Prediabetes can lead to diabetes. But prediabetes can be reversed with the right lifestyle changes and a DPP can help you learn health habits that can last a lifetime.

The PEBTF’s medical plans now offer free DPPs to members who are identified as having prediabetes or score as high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

A DPP is a year-long program consisting of 16 weekly lessons, followed by monthly sessions for the rest of the year. The lifestyle change program is designed to help you lose weight, adopt healthy habits and reduce your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Your Get Healthy Know Your Numbers wellness screening results includes blood glucose results. The A1C test provides additional information on your diabetes risk. This valuable information can help you know if you are at risk for developing diabetes.

To see if you qualify and to register for a program:

  • Aetna Choice PPO and Aetna Custom HMO Members: Aetna partners with Solera Health to administer its DPP. Visit solera4me.com/pebtf to take a one-minute quiz to see if you qualify. If you qualify, you can enroll right from the website or call 1-888-913-4508. You can enroll in an online program or a local community program.
  • Highmark Basic PPO Members: Highmark members have two DPP options – an online/ mobile app program offered by RetrofitSM or an in-person program offered by the YMCA. Log on to the Highmark member website found on the back of your member ID card (website link is also on www.pebtf.org). Click on Diabetes Prevention. Select either Retrofit or YMCA link.
  • Geisinger Custom HMO: PEBTF members are able to attend any of Geisinger’s DPP classes at various community locations, free of charge. Call Geisinger Health and Wellness toll-free at 1-866-415-7138.