Published on August 28, 2018

Lifestyle Change Classes

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:

  • Session 1 Welcome and Getting Started
  • Session 2 Be a Fat and Calorie Detective
  • Session 3 Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories
  • Session 4 Healthy Eating
  • Session 5 Move Those Muscles
  • Session 6 Being Active: A Way of Life
  • Session 7 Tip the Calorie Balance
  • Session 8 Take Charge of What’s Around You
  • Session 9 Problem Solving
  • Session 10 Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
  • Session 11 Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
  • Session 12 The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
  • Session 13 Jump Start Your Activity Plan
  • Session 14 Make Social Cues Work for You
  • Session 15 You Can Manage Stress
  • Session 16 Ways to Stay Motivated

PROGRAM MEETING DETAILS

Four classes start on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Choose a time and then attend future sessions with the same group:

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Essentia Health Baxter Clinic, 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter
TO 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 TRAINING
When: September 25 & 26 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 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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