Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes | Virtual

Event Description

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s curriculum and National Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards. Hundreds of in-person and online lifestyle change programs nationwide teach participants to make lasting lifestyle changes, like eating healthier, adding physical activity into their daily routine, and improving coping skills.

This is a yearlong program that meets weekly for 8 weeks, twice a month for 4 months, and then once a month for the remainder of the year. You will have the support of your class leader and group participants to eat healthier, increase your activity level, and learn more about prediabetes. The goal is to lose 5-7% of your weight. This class will be held virtually via VidyoConnect: All participants must have an email, audio and visual technology capabilities. This could be a laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone, or a smart phone. The invite link to classes and session materials will be emailed to participants at the beginning of each week class is scheduled. This class may be held in-person at the Carris Health Skylark Clinic depending on current situation with COVID-19. Your class leader will keep you informed of any changes.

Class Leader: Jaclyn Schermer, RD, LD

Classes dates:

  • Jan 6, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jan 13, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jan 20, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jan 27, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Feb 3, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Feb 17, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Feb 24, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Mar 3, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Mar 17, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Mar 24, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Mar 31, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Apr 7, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Apr 21, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • May 5, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • May 19, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jun 2, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upcoming Dates
  • No upcoming dates available.