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Cass County NDSU Extension offering diabetes prevention program

Program aims to instill healthy changes

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The Cass County Extension Office will offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program starting Jan. 4, 2022. Image courtesy Cass County Extension.

FARGO — The Cass County North Dakota State University Extension Office will be offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program starting Jan. 4, 2022.

The National DPP is a lifestyle change intervention that provides individuals with skills to make lasting changes to lose weight and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Starting in January, program participants will learn how to eat healthy, be more physically active, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

Groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for eight months from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cass County Annex, 1010 2nd Ave. S., Fargo.

To be eligible, participants must be 18 or older, overweight, not pregnant and must currently not have diabetes.


Those interested are encouraged to check with their health care provider to find out if they have prediabetes or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Preregistration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register for the program, contact Rita Ussatis by calling 701-241-5700 or emailing her at .

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