The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. It is based on the CDC’s curriculum and the NDPP’s standards.
Among people 65 years and older, 23.1 million have pre-diabetes. Research has proven that this program cuts the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 71%. Participants will learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier, adding physical activity into daily routines, and improving coping skills.
This is a year-long program that meets weekly for 16 weeks, and then monthly for the remainder of the year. Each session is one hour in length. The class is a combination of presentations, discussion, and activities with others who have similar experiences.
Several workshop dates/times are offered throughout the year, both online and in-person.
You will have the support of a Lifestyle Coach and the support of your group. The goal of the program is to assist participants in achieving a 5-7% weight loss. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems.
The goal of the program is to make lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. This program is for you if you have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, if you are overweight (BMI is greater than 24), if you are at least 18 years of age, and if you are motivated to lose weight, live a healthier life, and make a significant commitment to the program.
This program is funded in part by the State of MN Department of Human Services Live Well at Home grant, and the Older Americans Act through the Central MN Council on Aging.