Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes was the ranked as one of the highest rated health concerns among adults in our service area according to our most recent community health assessment survey. In addition, 81.7% of survey participants indicated that they felt they needed to lose weight. Because weight loss, nutrition and physical activity levels play an important role in preventing diabetes and many other chronic conditions, ELVPHD is committed to provide weight management and diabetes prevention services throughout our communities.

Scale Down Weight Loss Classes:

ELVPHD provides the Scale Down weight loss program which is modeled after the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. Our Scale Down program has helped MANY people lose weight and keep it off while making lifestyle change that help reduce risk for developing diabetes. In fact, our class particpants lose on average AT LEAST 5% of their total weight during the core 16 week classes!

What can I expect from this program?

  • Weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.
  • Helps cut your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in half.
  • Encourages you to lose 5-7% of your body weight (10-14 pounds for a 200-pound person).
  • 16 weekly core sessions and 6 post-core sessions (once a month)
  • Provides strategies to incorporate healthier eating habits and physical activity into a person's everyday life.

To be eligible for the classes, participants must:

  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) reading of 24 or greater.
  • Be ready to make healthy changes

Ready to learn more?

Just give us a call at 402-529-2233 to ask about upcoming classes near you.


Updated  4/4/2022

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department


PO Box 779
2104 21st Circle
Wisner, NE 68791


After Hours: 402.841.8110

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