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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. The Lifestyle Change Program uses an evidence-based curriculum developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This program 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. 

The Lifestyle Change Program is a yearlong program that will be 16 weekly, 4 biweekly and 6 monthly meetings. The meetings are led by a trained Lifestyle Coach who will facilitate a group of adults that are working towards a similar goal. The goal of the program is to help the participants make small changes to lose 5-7 % of their body weight and gradually gain 150 minutes of physical activity.  


  1. 18 years and older
  2. Body Mass Index of 22 or higher
  3. Pre-diabetic  or high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes

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

Important Facts:

  • 7.6 % or almost 8 % of Minnesota Adults have diabetes
  • Around 18,000 new cases are diagnosed in Minnesota each year
  • The percentage of Minnesota Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes has nearly doubled since 1994. 
  • 29 million American Adults have diabetes, more than 1 in 11 people and 25% don’t know that they have diabetes
  • 86 million American Adults have Prediabetes, more than 1 in 3 people and 90% don’t know that they have prediabetes

To learn more about the program, call 612-244-5721 or email lindseyl@hmong.org . 

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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