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Published on August 28, 2018
Currently 1 out 3 individuals have pre-diabetes — but 9 out of 10 times people don’t know it. 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.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. Participants learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in a 22-session diabetes prevention program.
Groups meet with a trained instructor to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. Groups meet for 16 sessions over a 6 month period, and attend 6 monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year. Each session is one-hour long. Sessions cover:
PROGRAM MEETING DETAILS
Four classes start on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Choose a time and then attend future sessions with the same group:
WHERE: Essentia Health Baxter Clinic, 13060 Isle Drive, BaxterTO REGISTER: http://crowwingenergized.org/events/FEE: No Charge ($429.00 value).For more information contact Kara Schaefer Kara.Schaefer@EssentiaHealth.org
Crow Wing Energized’s grassroots efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice happens through the volunteers that lead classes and trainings in our community. Interested in becoming a volunteer lifestyle change trainer?
CERTIFIED LIFESTYLE COACH TRAININGWhen: September 25 & 26 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWhere: Essentia Health SJMC, Brainerd Register: Training is FREE ($750 value), but registration is required. http://crowwingenergized.org/event/national-diabetes-prevention-ndpp-lifestyle-change-coach-certification-training/
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