Learn to Be Fit: A Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn to Be Fit

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 

86 Million American Adults have prediabetes
You could be one of them.

Exercisabilities is Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with a  Proven Program called the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program)

Lose up to 7% of your current weight while learning to how to change your lifestyle to support better eating, become more active, and get improved health reports!

“Small changes can add up to a big difference,” added Laurie Brengman, Dietitian and DPP Lifestyle coach at Exercisabilities. “Working with a trained lifestyle coach who provides guidance, DPP participants are making lasting changes together.”

Program Director: Laurie Brengman, RD/LN
Classes starts October 1, 2018

To register, go to wellconnectsemn.org
26 sessions over 1 year. This is a research program. Regular attendance is required as well as a goal attainment of 5% weight loss in the first 6 months.
Free access to exercise equipment through gym pass 2 days per week from 5-6 for the first 6 months. Learn to be fit class 5-6 PM each Monday and Wednesday staffed with an exercise specialist for circuit strength and cardio training instruction.

Most insurances cover this in full if you meet the below qualifications.  Call us to check.  Copays and dedectibles may apply  OR  Pay privately $750 for the entire year (due at initiation)/ includes 2 days a week of exercise and 26 small groups with dietitian


Insurance may pay for the full program. Medicaid and Ucare will cover the cost of the program if you meet the following criteria:

18 years or older

No previous diagnosis of diabetes

BMI > 24 (22 if asian) (example 5’8” and greater than 170 lbs)
At least one of the following in the past year (need a copy of the Lab report on file)\

  • HbA1C: 5.7% – 6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose 100-125 mg/dL (Medicare requires 110-125 mg/dl)
  • 2 hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140-199 mg/dL
  • Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes (is not a qualification for Medicare)


TAKE THE TEST  to see if you qualify.

Find your BMI

No Physician referral required – You may self-refer

Download a pdf giving you more information on how to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.

See www.cdc.gov/ndpp  for more information.


Check out this website for more information!

Participant Testimonial at the Exercisabilities Program 2017:

When I first heard about this program, I was hesitant due to the gym workouts in a group setting.  I have joined gyms in the past and I have never felt comfortable in that environment.  I reluctantly signed up and it turned out to be a great decision.  Not only have I benefited from the sessions with Dietician (at times Life Coach), Laurie; but I have found a place that I feel comfortable working out.  I have learned how to read a food label, make heathier choices and ways to cope with work and life stress without stuffing food in my face. 

The DPP has helped me lose 30 pounds and 6 inches so far; however, I am the proudest of my increased stamina over these last months.  At my 3-month assessment, my heart rate at the end of 10 minutes on the treadmill was lower than after 2 minutes when I started.  In general I feel so much better.  I would recommend this program (in fact I have in two cases in the last few weeks) to friends and co-workers.  The DPP program is providing me with tools to keep working on improving my health through diet and exercise.