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Important Facts:

  • Almost 8% of Minnesota adults have diabetes
  • An estimated 18,000 Minnesotans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year
  • The percentage of Minnesota adults with diagnosed diabetes has nearly doubled since 1994 
  • 29 million American adults have type 2 diabetes and 25% of them do not know they have diabetes
  • 56 million American adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them do not know that they have prediabetes

Program Overview

Hmong American Partnership offers a Lifestyle Change Program for participants who are at high risk for getting type 2 diabetes or have prediabetes. Our Program uses an evidence-based curriculum developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC curriculum has been proven to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by teaching participants the necessary skills to make healthy lifestyle changes. 

Our Lifestyle Change Program is 12 months and consists of 16 weekly, 4 biweekly, and 6 monthly meetings to support participants make small changes to prevent or delay diabetes. All program meetings are led by a trained Lifestyle Coach to support participants in losing 5-7% of their body weight and increase their physical activities.

At this time, we are offering our programs through virtual options. Families and individuals that are interested in participating in our family focused program can start by following our weekly sessions posted below. If you are interested in our CDC curriculum based Lifestyle Change Program, please call Lindsey Lee at (612) 244-5721 or email her at lindseyl@hmong.org to learn more about our next online cohort offering.  

How do I know if I am prediabetes or at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Use our Prediabetes Screening Tool to assess your risk.
  • Your doctor told you that you are prediabetic, or you have a history of Gestational diabetes. 

Walk with Ease

Did you know that walking is hugely beneficial to physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing? Join the Arthritis Foundation’s 6-week program that follows the health improvement program, Walk With Ease. We’re organizing groups from June through September. Our walking groups meet at a centralized location for a 30-minute walk three times per week for six weeks. There is also a self-directed option. Participants will receive resources to support their participation—including a $20 gas card and a gift card to purchase walking shoes.

Sign up today! Contact Andrew Xiong 763-291-6885 | andrewx@hmong.org

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Stay Healthy Challenge for Staff

At HAP, we have a focus on health and wellness–ensuring access to affordable, quality health services. To support our Diabetes Prevention Program this spring, HAP staff completed a four-week Staying Healthy Challenge. This challenge encouraged physical activity and lowered the risk of diabetes.

During the four weeks, we had 31 HAP staff participate, 186 diabetes risk assessments completed, and 58,904 active minutes logged (which is over 980 hours or 40 days)!

We are excited to recognize the grand prize winners who all won $100 Cub Foods gift cards to support their healthy habits: Lavi Lee, Su Her, Kristine Ly, Shawn Thao, and Mu Soe. Congrats to all our staff that chose to prioritize their health during these four weeks.

Fun Activities

Chinese Jump Rope – Dhia Yas – Click Here

Program Kits

Week 1, Session 1:
Monday, November 9, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Week 2, Session 2:
Monday, November 16, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Week 3, Session 3:
Session 3 will run for 2 weeks.
Monday, November 23, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
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Week 4, Session 4:
Monday, December 7, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
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Week 5, Session 5:
Monday, December 14, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
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Week 7, Session 6:
Monday, January 4, 2021 to Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Week 8, Session 7:
Monday, January 11, 2021 to Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Week 11, Session 8:
Monday, February 1, 2021 to Sunday, February 7, 2021
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Week 12, Session 9:
Monday, February 8, 2021 to Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Week 13, Session 10:
Monday, February 15, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Week 14 & 15, Session 11: (2-weeks)
Monday, February 22, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
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Week 16, Session 12:
Monday, March 8, 2021 to Sunday, March 14, 2021
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Week 17, Session 13:
Monday, March 15, 2021 to Sunday, March 21, 2021
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Week 18, Session 14:
Monday, March 22, 2021 to Sunday, March 28, 2021
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Week 19, Session 15:
Monday, April 12, 2021 to Sunday, April 18, 2021
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Week 20, Session 16:
Monday, April 19, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021
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Week 23, Session 17:
Monday, April 26, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021
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