The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
- Reduce body weight by 7%
- Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
ARE YOU AT RISK?
- My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told I have high blood pressure.
- I have been told that my cholesterol levels are elevated.
- I am fairly inactive. I am NOT physically active more than two times a week.
- I have or had a parent or sibling with diabetes.
- I have had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.
- I am 45 years of age or older.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE THE CHANGE
If 2 or more bullets above describe you, then you may be at risk for diabetes and may qualify for the program. Your first step towards diabetes prevention is registering for the YMCA Diabetes Prevention program today.