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Diabetes Prevention Program

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What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

  • *FREE structured weight-loss program provided by a registered dietitian, certified fitness trainer, and/or registered nurse.
  • A $100 refundable deposit* will be required upon time of enrollment.
  • You will learn how to grocery shop on a budget, gain FREE access to the Health Department’s fitness center, and meet people for support on your weight loss journey.
  • Click Here! for more information on the program and eligibility details.


Who is eligible?

  • Persons 18 years of age or older AND overweight
  • Women previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Anyone who’s had a blood test indicating pre-diabetes.

Must be 18 years of age or older and not already diagnosed with diabetes to participate.


When and where are classes held?

  • Classes will be held weekly for six months, followed by six monthly maintenance sessions to assist with maintaining lifestyle changes.
    (1 year program.)
  • Classes will be held at:
    • CG Public Health – 2570 4th St SW, Mason City
    • Mason City Family YMCA – 1840 S Monroe Ave., Mason City


POST-Core Diabetes Prevention Sessions (Monthly Maintenance Sessions):

  • Classes will be held monthly for six months.


The program is partially funded by Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.