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I CAN Prevent Diabetes

Individuals and Communities Acting Now to Prevent Diabetes© (I CAN Prevent Diabetes) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program designed for people with prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in people with prediabetes when they make simple changes to increase physical activity and lose weight.

This program provides tools for adults to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes:

We offer I CAN Prevent Diabetes courses in select communities throughout Minnesota.

Start Date Location Instructor
3/12/2014 Essentia Health — St. Mary's EMS Conference Center
Detroit Lakes, MN
Marilyn Hofland (218- 639-9583,
5/6/2014 Welcome Place
26 W Mill Street
Pelican Rapids, MN
Ronda Gripentrog (218-998-8763,
To Be Determined DEKKO Community Center
107 4th Ave E
Ada, MN
Rosie Gonzalez (218-299-7546,
6/16/2014 Pelican Rapids Public Library
25 W Mill Street
Pelican Rapids, MN
Ronda Gripentrog (218-998-8763,
To Be Determined Lakewood Health Systems
Staples, MN
To Be Determined Essentia Health
Brainerd, MN

Interested in Starting an ICPD Course? — Fill out this form for information regarding fee structure and course arrangements.
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For the latest on our pilot project, read the ICPD April/May Newsletter (979 K PDF). For a summary of the results from the core phase, read the WMICPD September Research Update (913 K PDF).

Other Resources

SNAP-Ed and EFNEP — These programs help Minnesotans with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice.

I CAN Prevent DiabetesMinnesota Department of Health — Get the latest news and announcement about the program, find a group in Minnesota, and check out the Prediabetes Health Provider Toolkit.

National Diabetes Prevention ProgramCenters for Disease Control and Prevention — Learn about the program and original research I CAN Prevent Diabetes is based on.

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