Are you prediabetic?

Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to one of the nation’s costliest chronic diseases: diabetes.

Estimates indicate that 79 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, but only 11% know it.

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or believe you are at risk of developing the disease, join our innovative, life-changing wellness program to help.  In the Diabetes Prevention Program, you will learn how to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle that will help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-month group program consisting of 25 sessions over one year (the first 19 are held within the first six months, and the last six sessions are held within the last six months) led by a trained Lifestyle Coach, all in a comfortable and supportive setting. Plus, free twelve-week membership to the Y as a part of the program.

Participants will learn strategies for:

  • Healthy eating
  • Getting started with physical activity
  • Overcoming stress
  • Staying motivated

Overall goals for all participants:

  • Lose 7% of body weight
  • Gradually increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

By eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest weight, a person with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes!

Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, blindness and amputations.

It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and, on average, those with diabetes have healthcare expenses more than two times higher than those without diabetes. Knowing your risk for prediabetes is key to taking control and reducing these statistics.

Participation in a group-based lifestyle intervention such as the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall among adults at high risk and 71% in adults over 60 years old.