Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

WANT TO…
LOSE WEIGHT?
INCREASE PHYSICAL HEALTH?
MAKE LASTING CHANGES THAT WILL LEAD TO FEELING BETTER?

Join ExercisAbilities and our specialist will coach you through a CDC designed and proven program, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), to help you achieve all of these! This program is potentially free for up to a full year through your health insurance for those with diagnosed Prediabetes (see guidelines in next column)!

“Small changes can add up to a big difference,” added Laurie Brengman, Dietitian and DPP Lifestyle coach at ExercisABILITIES. “Working with a trained lifestyle coach who provides guidance, DPP participants are making lasting changes together.”

86 Million American Adults have prediabetes, you could be one of them. Contact us today to get started!

MORNING Diabetes Prevention Program

Sign up TODAY!

Mornings session starting Wed., July 8th 11:00am-12:00pm (16 weeks)

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

Or call ExercisAbilities at 507-259-7570 

AFTERNOON Diabetes Prevention Program

Sign up TODAY!

Afternoon session starting Wed., July 8th 5:00pm-6:00pm (16 weeks)

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

Or call ExercisAbilities at 507-259-7570

Diabetes Prevention

Qualifications for insurance coverage:

You must be 18 years or older.
You cannot be previously diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes.
You must have a BMI > 24 (>22 if asian).

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And at least one of the following in the past year (need a copy of the Lab report on file):

  • HbA1C: 5.7% – 6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose 100-125 mg/dL
  • 2 hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140-190 mg/dL
  • Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes (Not an allowed qualification for Medicare)

 

– Additional Options –

Take The Test(PDF)
To see if you may qualify. You will need blood tests for most insurances.

Download a Brochure(PDF)

To learn more about the Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.

Or, visit the CDC’s website for more information.

When I first heard about this program, I was hesitant due to the gym workouts in a group setting. I have joined gyms in the past and I have never felt comfortable in that environment. I reluctantly signed up and it turned out to be a great decision. Not only have I benefited from the sessions with Dietician (at times Life Coach), Laurie; but I have found a place that I feel comfortable working out. I have learned how to read a food label, make healthier choices and ways to cope with work and life stress without stuffing food in my face.

The DPP has helped me lose 30 pounds and 6 inches so far; however, I am the proudest of my increased stamina over these last months. At my 3-month assessment, my heart rate at the end of 10 minutes on the treadmill was lower than after 2 minutes when I started. In general I feel so much better. I would recommend this program (in fact I have in two cases in the last few weeks) to friends and co-workers. The DPP program is providing me with tools to keep working on improving my health through diet and exercise.

– Participant of DPP Program