Diabetes and Prevention Program


The Diabetes Prevention Program will teach participants vital strategies on how to manage various risk factors and take control of specific lifestyle actions to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and reduce the need for further medical intervention and health related complications.

The program is based on a designed curriculum to implement gradual realistic lifestyle changes including physical activity, nutrition, stress management and coping techniques, food and activity journaling, and psychological, social, and motivational elements of lifestyle change with emphasis on recognizing and overcoming barriers. There are currently no other programs like this in the region and Sanford Health staff were trained specifically for this program by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (partner of CDC).


The DPP will consist of 16 core sessions, meeting once weekly with 6-8 post-core sessions meeting once monthly.

The DPP is a 1 year-long program and is $150.00 with $50.00 returned upon 80% minimum completion of the program, based on number of visits attended.

For more information or to enroll in the program call 701-234-5654.

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