Change Today for a Healthier Tomorrow
Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.
As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential.If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.
How it works
The program, which is lead by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by bi-weekly and then monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.
Am I at Risk?
Take the first step. Find out if you’re at risk. Take the quiz here.
Contact Vivian Cullen @623-5511 x218 to find out if you qualify and to register, and when the next available class will be starting in a location convenient for you.
People with health insurance provided by United Healthcare should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.
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We’re working to get more insurance companies to cover this program. Ask your insurance provider to cover this program today!