|Melody Jahnk, |
Volunteer and Community Health Coordinator
The I CAN Prevent Diabetes program provides tools for adults to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. One participant said, "I can't believe how much I have learned from this program. It really works. I was at a point in my life where I really needed the program." At the midpoint of core classes, this participant has lost almost all of the weight needed to achieve a goal of seven percent weight loss.
Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes marketed the program to its patients and the community, provided a site to hold the classes, funded the supplies, and funded staff time to deliver one of the groups. Response was high for the program and Essentia plans to continue to partner with Extension to provide the program to the community.
For more information, visit the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes website or contact LeAnn Mouw, Director of Development and Communications (218-847-0867, LeAnn.Mouw@EssentiaHealth.org).