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 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.
For a limited time, we are participating in a pilot project from Medicare. If you are 65 or older and meet eligibility requirements for the Diabetes Prevention Program, Medicare will cover the cost for you. Please contact Vivian for more information, to find out if you are eligible, and to register for classes.