YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Take control of your health today
Did you know that nearly 29 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes? In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
In the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small group, classroom environment, while encouraging participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help them maintain progress.
Please note: This is a prevention only program, if you are currently diagnosed with diabetes, you are not eligible to enroll.