Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Bemidji area residents can prevent Type 2 Diabetes with the year-long Diabetes Prevention Program. The group will meet every Monday Jan. 28 through May 13 and then meet once per month through December. 

Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, participants will learn skills to make lasting changes, such as:

  • Weight loss and management
  • Healthy eating
  • How to add physical activity
  • Stress management
  • Motivation methods
  • Problem solving

The program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is free to qualifying individuals. To qualify, patients must have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and meet the following:

  • Able to commit to the 12-month program
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • BMI of 25 or greater
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the last year: (Hemogloben A1C: 5.7%-6.4%; Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125 mg/dL; Two-hour plasma glucose (after 75 gm glucose load): 140-199)

People are more likely to have prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes if they:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active fewer than three times per week
  • Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds

For more information or to register, Contact Sanford Bemidji's Diabetes Prevention program at (218) 333-4670 or register online.

View flyer here for more information.

Upcoming Dates

25 Mar

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
1 Apr

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
8 Apr

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
15 Apr

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
22 Apr

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
29 Apr

Diabetes Prevention Program 2019

Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center
Monday, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

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