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Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program

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  • Event Type:Single Day
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Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Diabetes Prevention lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. It is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proven program that has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s program offers participants lifestyle coaches to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated. The coaches will also facilitate group as well as one on one discussions and help make the program fun and engaging.

Classes runs for 4 months, beginning September 14, 2022. Classes meet Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Sauk Prairie Healthcare Main Campus.

A virtual option for attendance is also available.

Prediabetes

Are you at risk? Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease, which can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of toes, feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes, through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes:

  • Overweight
  • 45 years of age or older
  • Have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
  • Physically active fewer than 3 times per week
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes)

Who is eligible?

To participate, patients must:

  • Be at least 18 years old, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Have at least one established risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes (see above)
  • Or have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

For questions, please call 608-643-7529.

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