Learn to Be Fit
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 called the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program)
Lose up to 7% of your current weight while learning to how to change your lifestyle to support better eating, become more active, and get improved health reports!
“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.”
Program Director: Laurie Brengman, RD/LN
Classes starts April 9, 2018
To register, go to wellconnectsemn.org
26 sessions over 1 year. This is a research program. Regular attendance is required as well as a goal attainment of 5% weight loss in the first 6 months.
Free access to exercise equipment through gym pass 2 days per week from 5-6 for the first 6 months. Learn to be fit class 5-6 PM each Monday and Wednesday staffed with an exercise specialist for circuit strength and cardio training instruction.
$20/class or $520 for the entire session
Insurance may pay for the full program. Medicaid and Ucare will cover the cost of the program if you meet the following criteria:
18 years or older
No previous diagnosis of diabetes
BMI > 24 (22 if asian) (example 5’8” and greater than 170 lbs)
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): 140-19 mg/dL
- Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes
TAKE THE TEST to see if you qualify.
No Physician referral required – You may self-refer
Download a pdf giving you more information on how to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.
See www.cdc.gov/ndpp for more information.
Check out this website for more information!
Participant Testimonial at the Exercisabilities Program 2017:
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 heathier 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.