Date(s) - 03/21/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in a 22 session diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained instructor to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. There will be 16 sessions offered over 6 months, and 6 monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year. Each session is one-hour long. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diabetes. An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss (usually about 10 -15 pounds) often work to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range. There is no fee for this class ($429.00 value).
To see how at risk you are for pre-diabetes, utilize the CDC risk assessment test at: CDC Risk Assessment Link