Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

Change your weight with a 12-month weight loss program designed to reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Change Your Weigh is an evidence-based program where participants meet in a group with a trained coach to focus on strategies to lose weight, increase physical activity and decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

24 Education Sessions with a Lifestyle Coach

Meet weekly for the first four months for a total of sixteen sessions, then monthly for the next eight months.

Track food intake, physical activity and weight every week, with a goal to lose 5% or more of your body weight.

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

Find support to work through challenges from your class and individually from your 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 prediabetes.

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 already been diagnosed by your physician with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you do not qualify for this prevention program. Please email us at partnersinprevention@sanfordhealth.org to learn more about our diabetes management program.

Classes are held online

The online program meets using software that is accessible using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. A coach facilitates an engaging discussion with participants during the live class. Participants will receive support from their lifestyle coach 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.

Sanford Health Plan members that are eligible to participate in the program can do so at no cost as part of their wellness benefits.

Thank you for your interest in the Change Your Weigh Diabetes Prevention Program. Please check back for future session dates and times.

If you would like more information or have any questions regarding Change Your Weigh, please contact us at partnersinprevention@sanfordhealth.org.