National Diabetes Prevention Program


A proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes.

About the Program

There are 16 group sessions held weekly during Phase One.  Monthly sessions are held during Phase Two for the remainder of the calendar year.

Start Date: October 8, 2019
Location: Hult Center for Healthy Living, 5215 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61614
Cost: $50.00 for the year-long program
Contact: Ellery Losby, 309-692-6650,

Take it from Mary Lou, this program will change your life.

Mary Lou and Chuck have it all. They have one another. The couple has two daughters and four grandchildren and a pup called Poppy and a Quaker Parrot named Kye. And they have their church and their friends but, they’re pretty lucky – Chuck and Mary Lou, they have one another.

“We’ve been married for 55 years,” said Chuck. “I’ve been pre-diabetic for ten years,” said Mary Lou. “But I wanted to get healthy, and start feeling better. Just in case Chuck needs me.” Earlier in 2016 Mary Lou joined the National Diabetes Prevention Program at the Hult Center for Healthy Living. “I feel better and I look better,” said Mary Lou. “My blood pressure and cholesterol are under control. The program helped me to eat better and I’ve learned so much about food, what to eat and how to eat. But one of the most important parts of the program is being with other people. We don’t have to try and do this alone.”

“I can tell that the comradery Mary Lou shares with others in the class is important,” said Chuck. “I don’t get to spend as much time with her now,” Chuck said with a big grin. “But we eat better, and I can see the changes in Mary Lou. I’m proud of her.”

There’s only one other thing that could make this couple even more proud “A great grandbaby,” said Mary Lou. “A great-grandbaby.”

If you’ve struggled to regain control of your health and wellness, and have had little to no success with other classes or programs, it’s time for you to smile again, too.  The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program that focuses on healthy eating and increasing physical activity. This program will change your life.

To join a National Diabetes Prevention Program at the Hult Center for Healthy Living or for more information call (309) 692-6650 or email