American Diabetes Month

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea
Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman
Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek
Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

ORTONVILLE AREA HEALTH SERVICES HOLDS FIRST CLASS OF I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Ortonville Area Health Services I Can Prevent Diabetes Coaches and Clinic nurses Brittany Swigerd, RN and Natasha Hynnek, LPN are excited to be holding the first OAHS I Can Prevent Diabetes class with 16 Enrollees.

 

I CAN Prevent Diabetes is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. The Minnesota Individuals and Communities Acting Now Prevent Diabetes (I CAN PD) offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. ICANPD is a marketing term for promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Minnesota. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s curriculum and National Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards.

 

  • The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.
  • Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months.
  • This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

 

 

Fast Facts about Prediabetes

 

  • Over 86 million American adults have prediabetes
  • Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it
  • Without weight loss and moderate physical activity 15%-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years

 

For more information about I Can Prevent Diabetes on the web http://icanpreventdiabetes.org/

 

To learn more about the program contact Brittany Swigerd, RN or Natasha Hynnek, LPN at 320-839-6157.