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In the Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.
To Register for the Duluth Area Diabetes Prevention Program call Kelcie Driessen at 218.241.8008 x 510, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
To Register for the Cook County Diabetes Prevention Program call Emily Marshall at 218.387.3386 x 506, email email@example.com, pick up a registration packet at the front desk, or download and print our Diabetes Prevention Program Registration Form.
The 12-month group-based program consists of one-hour sessions. They are:
Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving and much more in a small group setting facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach.
Group support from others who share your goals and struggles will help keep you motivated to maintain progress.
You will do this by learning strategies for:
Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier food options has been proven to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Studies have repeatedly shown that moderate physical activity (walking, swimming, mowing the lawn) for as little as 30 minutes, five days a week can help improve your blood pressure, raise your good cholesterol and prevent blood flow problems.
It has been shown that reducing your body weight by even a small amount (as little as 7%) can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes.
To be eligible for the NDPP lifestyle change program, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
In addition, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:
Duluth Area classes are FREE with support from Essentia Health, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cook County YMCA fees are $100 for YMCA members and $200 for the community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been involved in extensive research on prediabetes and diabetes in the United States. Their findings suggest that this disease continues to be a growing issue for people of all ages and backgrounds: