You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
86 Million American Adults have prediabetes, you could be one of them.
ExercisABILITIES is Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with a proven program from the CDC called the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). During the DPP, our dietitian Laurie Brengman, RD/LN will help you to lose 5-7% of your current weight while changing your lifestyle to support better eating, more activity, and improved health reports!
Classes start quarterly. To register, go to wellconnectsemn.org or call our office. No physician referral is required and most insurances will pay for the full year program plus one more year of maintenance meetings if you qualify – see below. Each cohorts first year has 26 one hour sessions. You will met weekly for the first 4 months, then 2 times per month for 2 months, and then monthly after that.
ExercisABILITIES is a CDC Recognized program as well as an approved Medicare DPP site. Regular attendance is required as well as a goal attainment of 5% weight loss in the first 6 months to remain qualified.
Because ExercisABILITIES believes that it is a combination of diet and exercise that will lead to improved health, we offer free access to exercise equipment with a free gym pass and a learn to be fit class 2 days per week, Monday and Wednesday, from 5-6pm during the first year of the program.
“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.”
Most insurances cover this in full if you meet the below qualifications. Call us to check. Copays and deductibles may apply. You may also pay privately $750 for the entire year (due at initiation) if your insurance will not cover the program or you do not fit in the qualifications. No Physician referral required for any insurance coverage– You may self-refer.