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:
- A four-month core phase with weekly sessions and an eight-month post-core phase with monthly sessions
- Instruction on diabetes prevention focusing on nutrition and physical activity
- Goal-setting around physical activity, food selection and intake, and other behaviors
- Personalized guidance and coaching from trained instructors
I CAN Prevent Diabetes is offered in select communities throughout Minnesota through University of Minnesota Extension. For information regarding fee structure and course arrangements, contact Houa Vue Her (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-626-4396).
Other Recommended Resources
I CAN Prevent Diabetes — Minnesota 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 Program — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Learn about the program and original research I CAN Prevent Diabetes is based on.