Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes and those at high risk for the disease. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain these healthy habits to reduce your risk and ensure that you can live life to its fullest.
The Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your life by adopting healthy habits that reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research by the National Institute of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in small groups to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity.
The 12 month program consists of 16 one hour weekly sessions, followed by monthly meetings led by a trained lifestyle coach. Discussion topics include healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving and much more.
Check each box that applies:
My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher or I’ve been told I have high blood pressure.
I’ve been told my cholesterol levels are not normal.
I’m fairly inactive; I’m physically active two or fewer times a week.
I have or had a parent or sibling with diabetes.
I’ve had gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby over 9lbs.
I’m 45 or older.
If you have checked three or more boxes above you may be at risk for prediabetes and you qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program