Aspirus Heart & Vascular

ADAPT - Pre Diabetes Lifestyle Change

Aspirus Diabetes Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Program

A lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes

ADAPT teaches you about healthier eating and exercise habits to improve your health and reduce your chance of having Type 2 Diabetes.

If you have pre-diabetes you can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss are often effective enough to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range. The goal of the program is to develop long-term improvements in your nutrition and physical activity habits to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Program Classes and Exercise

The educational and fun ADAPT program groups meet once a week with a trained instructor for 16 core sessions. After the core sessions you will engage in 8 post-core sessions of ongoing educational meetings over the next eight months. Groups learn about a variety of topics to help you ADAPT to your new healthier life. Class topics include:

  • Self-monitoring: weight, fat and calorie intake
  • Eating less fat and fewer calories
  • Overcoming barriers to physical activity
  • Cues to eating and physical activity
  • Reversing negative thoughts
  • Dealing with slips in lifestyle change
  • Managing stress
  • Ways to stay motivated

You also get one hour of exercise in the Aspirus Cardiac Rehabilitation gym for each session that you attend to help keep you moving in the right direction.


You May Qualify for ADAPT If:

  • You have been told by your physician that you have pre-diabetes
  • Have a fasting blood sugar between 100 - 125 mg/dl
  • Have a Hemoglobin A1C test of 5.7 to 6.4 (an index of average blood glucose for the previous 3 to 4 months)
  • Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes in pregnancy
  • Are older than 18 and have a BMI (body mass index) 24 or greater

Program Cost:

Participants pay an initial fee of $50 to begin the 16 week program. If attendance and participation requirements are met, up to 100% of fee will be refunded


To Register or for More Information:

Please call 715-847-2000, ext 52395
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm