YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those with prediabetes or those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. The evidence-based program consists of a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention with 16 core weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. All sessions are facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
In order to qualify for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
There are many factors that determine if you are at risk for diabetes. Visit ymca.net/diabetes-prevention/risk.html to take a short quiz and learn your risk.
For information about program fees, financial assistance, locations, or to see if you qualify contact:
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
People with health insurance provided by UnitedHealthcare should check with their employer about availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1 800 237 4942.