Free workshops help create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes
Sept. 1, 2020 – University of Minnesota offers “I CAN Prevent Diabetes,” a 17-week diabetes prevention program starting Sept. 16. Sessions are held via Zoom videoconference. The series is free.
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained lifestyle coach once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier, and increase physical activity.
Classes begin September 16, 2020 via ZOOM from 6:00-7:00 pm for 17 weeks. If classes are cancelled, additional sessions will be added to complete the 17-week program.
After the 17-week program is completed, support and additional learning sessions will be offered on a monthly basis for 8 months.
Who Should Participate in the I CAN Prevent Diabetes® Program?
I CAN Prevent Diabetes® is designed for people with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. This program may be for you if you are:
- 18 years or older
- At risk for but NOT currently diagnosed with diabetes
- Not pregnant
You must qualify for this class. Call the number below to have a quick discussion with our lifestyle coach to see if you are able to participate. A ZOOM link will be sent to you upon registration. To register call Kanko Akakpovi at 507- 330-2017 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost to participate in this program. Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Extension Services, endorsed by Rice County Public Health.
Session 0 – September 16 – Welcome Session 9 – Nov 18 – Manage Stress
Session 1 – Sept 24 – Introduction Session 10 – Nov 25 – Find time for Fitness
Session 2 – Sept 30 – Get Active to Prevent T2 Session 11 – Dec 2 – Cope with Triggers
Session 3 – Oct 7 – Track your Activity Session 12 – Dec 9 – Keep Your Heart Healthy
Session 4 – Octo 14 – Eat Well to Prevent T2 Session 13 – Dec 16 – Take Charge of your Thoughts
Session 5 – Octo 21– Track your Food Session 14 – Dec 23 – Get Support
Session 6 – Oct 28 – Get More Active Session 15 – Dec 30 – Eat Well Away from Home
Session 7 – Nov 4 - Burn more calories than you take in Session 16 – Jan 6 – Stay Motivated to Prevent T2
Session 8 – Nov 11 – Shop & Cook to Prevent T2
Monthly post-cost sessions will be scheduled after the completion of the 17 weekly sessions.