Diabetes Prevention

Change your Weigh is a 12-month weight loss program designed to reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

In this evidence-based program, participants meet in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to focus on lifestyle-change strategies to lose weight, increase physical activity and decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This program is open to all Sanford Health Plan members and Sanford Health patients aged 18 or older.

24 Education Sessions with a Lifestyle Coach

Meets weekly for first four months for a total of sixteen sessions, then monthly for next eight months

Participants are asked to track their food intake, physical activity and weight every week with a goal to lose 5% or more of their body weight

Connect with others who are also working on improving their health and taking action on lifestyle changes

Find support to work through challenges from your class and individually from your lifestyle coach

Are You at Risk?

One in three adults has prediabetes and many do not know it. Take the risk test to see if you are at risk for developing pre-diabetes.

To participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals must have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A risk test score of 5 or higher
  • A history of Gestational Diabetes while pregnant
  • A blood glucose (blood sugar) testing result of:
    • Fasting blood glucose (range 100-125 mg/dl)
    • 2-Hour Glucose (range 140-199 mg/dl)
    • HbA1c (range 5.7-6.4%) 

If you have been diagnosed by your physician with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you do not qualify for this program. Please contact us to learn more about other lifestyle medicine programs.

Classes are held in two formats: online or in-person

The online program meets using software that is accessible using a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. A lifestyle coach facilitates an engaging discussion with participants during the live class. Participants will receive support from their instructor and fellow classmates who are working on similar goals. All attendees will have access to a workbook with educational information related to each session topic. A scale will also be provided for at home use. The cost of this program is $99 for Sanford Health patients. You may use health savings account dollars to pay for this program. Sanford Health Plan members will have the $99 fee waived as a part of their wellness benefits. The program fee will not be collected until the time of full registration and program commitment.

Sign up for a group online introduction class and registration with a Lifestyle Coach.

October 21, 2020 Wednesdays, noon to 1pm Click here to sign up for the intro class

November 5, 2020 Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm Click here to sign up for the intro class

The in-person classes are facilitated by a lifestyle coach. Participants will weigh in at class and be provided with a workbook with educational information related to each session topic. A lifestyle coach facilitates an engaging discussion with participants during the in person class. Participants will receive support from their instructor and fellow classmates who are working on similar goals.

Currently there are no in-person classes accepting registrations due to COVID-19.

Contact us with questions or to learn about other diabetes prevention services.