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National Diabetes Prevention Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes and those at high risk for 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 modest weight loss, often work to delay or prevent progression to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 24-session diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained instructor once each week for 16 weeks, followed by 8 monthly sessions, to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. If classes are canceled for any reason, make-up sessions will be scheduled to complete the program.

Currently, there is no fee for the class. Class participation is such a huge component for success that incentives will be given to those with good attendance.

Call 218-632-7115 to register for the class.

For those who regularly attend and actively participate, here are some common benefits:

• Energize your life
• Get moving
• Lose weight (average weight loss is 5-7%)
• Feel healthier and have more energy to do what you love
• Cut risk for developing type 2 diabetes in half

COVID-19 restrictions:
Masks will be required at class (will provide if you don’t have one).
Class sizes are limited to 10 people or less.

Event Details

Browne Family Conference Room, Second Floor of Tri-County Health Care

Event Contact:

Diabetic Education

Event Cost:



Pam Doebbeling

Max Attendance: