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Adult Programs

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

*FREE structured weight-loss program provided by a registered dietitian, certified fitness trainer, and/or registered nurse.

A $100 refundable deposit* will be required upon time of enrollment.

You will learn how to grocery shop on a budget, gain FREE access to the Health Department’s fitness center, and meet people for support on your weight loss journey.

Click Here! for more information on the program and eligibility details.

Who is eligible?

Persons 18 years of age or older AND overweight

Women previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Anyone who’s had a blood test indicating pre-diabetes.

Must be 18 years of age or older and not already diagnosed with diabetes to participate.

When and where are classes held?

Classes will be held weekly for six months, followed by six monthly maintenance sessions to assist with maintaining lifestyle changes.
(1 year program.)

Classes will be held at the:

Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health –  Mohawk Square (22 N. Georgia Avenue – 3rd floor) in downtown Mason City

Mason City Family YMCA – 1840 S Monroe Avenue


POST-Core Diabetes Prevention Sessions (Monthly Maintenance Sessions):

Classes will be held monthly for six months.


Registration is completed through Cerro Gordo Public Health