Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Program
The Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Program is dedicated to changing the behavior of those at risk of developing diabetes. Funded by the State of Montana, this is a collaboration between St. Vincent Healthcare and the YMCA. The goal is to improve community health by preventing diabetes, a few people at a time.
The program consists of a 16-week course of nutrition education and exercise classes with six subsequent monthly follow-up sessions.
Classes start 2 times per year, February and August. Please contact us at 237-8599 to reserve your spot and start our enrollment process.
Do you think the Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Program might help you?
Please fill out this DPP Eligibility Criteria Pre-application.
If you meet the eligiblity criteria, you'll need a physician referral to participate. Click here to print out the Physician Referral Form.
Session topics include:
Week 1: Welcome to the Lifestyle Balance Program
Week 2: Be a Fat Detective
Week 3: Three Ways to Eat Less Fat
Week 4: Healthy Eating
Week 5: Move Those Muscles
Week 6: Being Active: A Way of Life
Week 7: Tip the Calorie Balance
Week 8: Take Charge of What's Around You
Week 9: Problem Solving
Week 10: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
Week 11: Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
Week 12: The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
Week 13: Jump Start Your Activity Plan
Week 14: Make Social Cues Work for You
Week 15: You Can Manage Stress
Week 16: Ways to Stay Motivated
There are 6 more classes that meet monthly after the first 16 classes. Topics vary.