GCMH Diabetes Prevention Program

NEW -  If you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes or your doctor has told you that you have prediabetes, this program is for you!    Did you know that you can prevent or delay
Type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating healthier, and being more active?  It sounds challenging - but the new Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provides support and encouragement to help you improve your health and avoid or delay diabetes!  DPP offers you the expertise of a lifestyle coach trained specifically in PREVENT T2, which is the name of the Centers for Disease Control's program to help Americans prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes.

Prediabetes risk factors include being overweight, having higher than normal glucose numbers, and leading a sedentary lifestyle.  See how Americans are affected by Type 2 Diabetes here.
You can take the diabetes risk test here.   

DPP Offers You:

The GCMH Diabetes Prevention Program includes a specific curriculum with lessons, handouts and other resources to help you make healthy changes, approved by the Centers for Disease Control, with proven results from thousands of others who have enrolled in the program.  A class outline may be find here.

• A lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated. The coach will also lead discussions and help make the program fun and engaging.
• A support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas, celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles. It may be easier to make changes when you're working as a group than doing it on your own.
During the program you will learn to:
• Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
• Add physical activity to your life, even if you don't think you will have time
• Deal with stress
• Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work- like how to choose healthy food when eating out
• Get back on track if you stray from your plan – because everyone slips now and then

Cost

The cost of participating in the Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program may be covered by your health insurance carrier or through your employer's wellness program.  Check with your employer or insurance carrier to see if the program is covered.
$432 (price includes 10% discount for full payment at time of registration) or $480, which may be paid in four monthly installments of $120
• Participants may also earn a $50 success rebate by attending 22 out of the 25 scheduled classes and losing at least 5% of their total body weight.
Consider the costs of doing nothing compared to an investment today to avoid a future with diabetes. Speak with your medical provider or call to register for the program TODAY! * 

Register Today

The program registration form may be found here.  Please complete the information and mail to: 
 GCMH Diabetes Prevention, 201 East J Avenue, Grundy Center IA  50638. Or you may register by phoning the Health Promotion office at 319-824-4161.   

Class times will be set based on the number of people enrolled.  New class sessions begin every 4 - 5 months, depending on enrollment. 
* a medical provider's referral is not necessary to enroll in the Diabetes Prevention Program.