Diabetes Prevention Program

St. Anthony Regional Hospital Chronic Care Center, Diabetes Services, offers group classes as part of their full recognition and partnership through the CDC for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

The St. Anthony Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change program with the goal of prevention of type 2 diabetes. Focus of the program is on behavioral modification of meal plans, physical activity, and emotional awareness.

This class is typically offered twice a year, with start dates in the fall and after the 1st of the year. It is a yearlong program, typically meeting weekly the first 12 weeks and then every other week until the program completes after a year.

Locations vary in the community with previous classes being held in St. Anthony Education Center, Platinum Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Carroll Recreation Center, and Carroll Public Library.

Class is led by a certified lifestyle coach who are also registered dietitians and diabetes educators in the St. Anthony Chronic Care Center along with guest speakers.

Medicare offers this program as a once in a lifetime preventative option called Medicare Diabetes PreventionDiabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) and St. Anthony has been recognized as an MDPP supplier.

Eligible participants are those over the age of 18 and with a BMI equal or greater to 25 (23 if identifying as Asian) plus one of below criteria need to be met:

Call the St. Anthony Chronic Care Center at (712) 794-5901 to find out more OR click here to see when the next year long program is scheduled to begin.