Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program is designed for adults in the community who are at high risk for developing diabetes. The group-based program is facilitated by Elysha Skiba, a cardiac rehab therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) certified lifestyle coach.
~ Eligibility Requirements
Any adult with obesity and high risk of diabetes.
~ Program Details
Participants are asked to commit to losing 5% of their body weight and increase their physical activity. Participants are encouraged to attend 26 group sessions over a period of one year, beginning weekly and transitioning to monthly. Weight and physical activity is tracked and logged during these sessions.
The curriculum will focus on healthy eating and exercise with emphasis on calorie balance. Participants will learn how to apply practical strategies for:
~ Benefits of Program
Individuals who are able to sustain lifestyle changes often result in losing 4 to 7% of their body weight and show a 58% reduction in progression to diabetes.
~ Cost of Program
Annual enrollment –$200
A physician’s referral is required for participation. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 507-263-9757.
MS Support Group – Make connections, share experiences
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) impacts individuals on many different levels. This support group will provide a safe place where people can come together to share their personal experiences in living with MS, as a patient, family member, caregiver or community member.
The group meets the first Thursday of every third month at 4 p.m. in the Bringgold Rehabilitation Center at the medical center.
This group is free and open to the public. For more information, call 507-263-9758.