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A year-long group program focusing on preventing Type 2 Diabetes. Sign up to learn healthy eating habits, tips for increasing physical activity and managing stress. 

You are eligible if you:
    • are age 18 or older (not pregnant)
    • have a BMI > 25 (calculate your BMI here)
    • provide a LAB RESULT OR answer a QUESTIONNAIRE (below)
    • You are not eligible for this program if you’ve been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.


    • Fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 mg/dl
    • A1c level of 5.7 to 6.4
    • Clinically diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Qualify through this risk questionnaire (click here to take the test)

Diabetes Prevention Program at Grand River Health

This program is offered through Changing Lifestyles, Health Education at Grand River Health.

For additional information, Contact Drew Schelling at 970.625.6200 or

Additional information about the program can be found here.


I’ve worked in medical research my entire adult life but always had a difficult time managing my weight. This program has taught me how to eat healthy and find an exercise routine that works for my schedule.

As a medical librarian in a hospital, I knew I needed to make changes to my lifestyle to stay out of the hospital as a patient—but I had a hard time actually doing it. Then I found this lifestyle change program. I was motivated to join the program to make sure I could play with my grandchildren for many years to come. I enjoy the program because I have met many people who also struggle with diet and exercise. We share healthy recipes and motivate each other to exercise. I now read food labels and ride a stationary bike for an hour a day. I am looking forward to a long, healthy life with my children and grandchildren.

Jan Booker

60, Program Participant

I’ve tried a lot of different diets and nothing has ever stuck. This seems to be sticking.

I’ve always loved food, and I never paid that much attention to what I ate before. My father had type 2 diabetes, and he passed away… I started noticing tingling in my hands, tingling in my feet, and started thinking I might be getting type 2 diabetes, and I needed to make a change. My favorite thing about the video series [in the online lifestyle change program] was the folks were very similar to me. My coach was awesome, sending me emails telling me I was doing well. If I had a question, she would always respond. I was pretty much your standard couch potato before the program. Now my wife and I go walking every day, sometimes as much as 2½ miles. I feel a lot better, I sleep better, and I’m more confident.

Tim Enfinger

Online Program Participant