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Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes & Live Healthier.

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Take Control of Your Health

If you truly want to change your life, join us in the Diabetes Prevention Program. 


Participants who have fully completed the course and stayed true to our teachings have seen their bodies become healthier. Our program is backed by the American Diabetes Association and our Spark Pro trained instructors help you develop healthy lifestyle eating patterns, learn to overcome behaviors that sabotage your progress, and teach you healthier lifestyle choices to get your level of fitness activity to an acceptable amount of time for losing weight and feeling great. According to research done by the University of Pittsburgh, you will lose 7% of your body weight if you follow our program.


Program Structure

Participants in the DPP work toward achieving 2 main goals:

  1. Increase physical activity to a minimum of 150 minutes weekly

  2. Lose a minimum of 7% of body weight

Program lifestyle coaches work with participants by providing education and assistance to achieve these goals. Participants are monitored for 12 months and required to attend group sessions:

  • Once a week for 3 months

  • Then twice a month for 3 months

  • Then once a month for 6 months


  • Learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle

  • Learn about healthy eating to safely lose weight

  • Slowly and safely increase physical activity

  • Learn how to make healthy choices and stay motivated

Your Role as a Participant

  • Commit to a change in your diet and physical activity habits

  • Attend group classes regularly

  • Actively participate in education sessions

  • Monitor your daily food intake and physical activity for one full year

  • Track and record information as requested for the program

  • Work toward achieving the program goals

Our Role as Lifestyle Coaches

  • Set individual goals for participants with lifestyle changes in diet and physical activity

  • Provide education and tools that enable lifestyle changes

  • Lead group sessions and answer questions

  • Monitor weekly progress

  • Provide encouragement and counseling to overcome obstacles

  • Encourage participants to achieve their lifestyle goals


  • What is the eligibility criteria to enroll in the program?
    Must be 18 years of age or older and not pregnant at the time of enrollment. The program is intended for adults at high risk for development type 2 diabetes. ​ Participants must have a body mass index (BMI) of > or = to 25 kg/m squared (if Asian American it needs to be > = to 23) ​ Participants must be considered eligible based on either: a recent blood test in the last year that meets ONE of the following: ​​ Fasting glucose of 100 to 125 mg/dl. Plasma glucose measured 2 hours after a 74 gm glucose load of 140 to 199 mg/dl. A1C of 5.7 to 6.4 Clinically diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during a previous pregnancy. A positive screening for pre-diabetes based on the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test. ​ ​Participants cannot have a previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to enrollment. ​ A health care professional may refer a potential participant to the program, but a referral is NOT required for participation in the program. Take the Pre-Diabetes Test to see if you meet the qualifications.
  • What happens in the classes?
    Your weight is taken each week in private, prior to class and recorded. Topics about diet and exercise are presented and discussed in class. Participants work towards increasing physical activity to a minimum of 150 minutes weekly and losing a minimum of 7% of body weight.
  • What do I need to do outside of class time?
    The lifestyle coaches will provide education and support to get you started and keep you on track over the weeks to reach your program goals. You will also be given specific instructions about how to change your diet and physical activity patterns and how to track that information.
  • How will I keep track of the required information?
    Your coaches will assist you. The information is introduced gradually so everyone can take the time to understand and learn.
  • Who are the program instructors?
    Angela Spencer PT, MSPT, CMPT and Lori Blythe, PTA lead the Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • How can I register?
    Class sizes are limited so please call us at: Champions Recovery Room (515)-410-2908 OR Email us at: or to reserve your spot.

Register Today

Class sizes are limited. To secure your spot, please contact our team.

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