Lifestyle Change Program- Essentia Health St Joseph’s Medical Center Brainerd-Thursdays
January 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm| Free
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in a 22 session diabetes prevention program over the course of one year. Groups will meet with a certified lifestyle change instructor to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. There will be 16 sessions offered over the first 4 to 6 months, and monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year.
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.
This class is not intended for individuals under the age of 18 or someone who is pregnant. Please contact your primary care provider with questions about your health or gestational diabetes.