Area Diabetes Prevention Programs achieve CDC recognition

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Area Diabetes Prevention Programs achieve CDC recognition

Offering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is quite an endeavor for community organizations and healthcare systems. It’s even harder to meet the stringent requirements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). Achieving full recognition for this evidence-based program is difficult and it is about 2 years process.  Only programs with the... Continue Reading

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Lose weight and prevent diabetes with free class

March 23, 2018 Comments Off on Lose weight and prevent diabetes with free class

The Duluth YMCA is offering a class to help people make lasting changes aimed at improving health and preventing diabetes. Weight loss through structured lifestyle change is the single most important step people can take to prevent type 2 diabetes. This yearlong class, normally $429, is FREE. The initial 16 weekly meetings focus on lifestyle change to prevent type 2 Diabetes,... Continue Reading

Prevent diabetes with free classes in Duluth

March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Prevent diabetes with free classes in Duluth

If you’re ready to take charge of your health by losing weight and delaying the onset of diabetes, two free classes are beginning in Duluth this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, and most don’t know it. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not... Continue Reading

Community partners offer class to prevent type 2 diabetes

February 13, 2017 Comments Off on Community partners offer class to prevent type 2 diabetes

A group of community partners in Itasca County have come together to improve health and prevent chronic disease. As a direct result of the collaboration, classes that are proven to help people lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes are expanding across the county in the coming months. Representatives of Itasca County Public Health, the University of Minnesota Extension, Second... Continue Reading

Make a healthy commitment this new year

December 23, 2016 Comments Off on Make a healthy commitment this new year

Research suggests that just 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions. This year, if your resolutions involve losing weight, eating healthier or working out more, a free class offered by the in the Northland can help you be one of those successful 8 percent. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-led, proven lifestyle change program that helps people... Continue Reading

Prediabetic? Cut Your Risk in Half with FREE Class October 6th

September 20, 2016 Comments Off on Prediabetic? Cut Your Risk in Half with FREE Class October 6th

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? One in three Americans are – take the quiz at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out. If you live in the Duluth area, a yearlong lifestyle change program beginning October 6th is being offered free of charge to those with prediabetes. Read on for more information about the condition and the class. To register, Sign up through the Duluth YMCA... Continue Reading

Prediabetic? What Now?

September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Prediabetic? What Now?

Making lifestyle changes to eat better and exercise can be tough. But there is some really good news. Even a small amount of weight loss can reduce your risk and you don’t have to make changes alone. National Diabetes Prevention Programs and classes across the county are growing to provide people the tools to make significant improvements to their health.... Continue Reading