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 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.