Diabetes Prevention Program

DEFINE YOUR HEALTH - TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

YMCAs Diabetes Prevention Program

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.

 

Out of the 29 million Americans who live with diabetes, 8 million do not know they have diabetes

-that’s 1 in 4. And 9 out of 10 with prediabetes have no idea they are at risk for the disease.

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.

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PROGRAM GOALS

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Participants who qualify for the program must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value† or a clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy. If a blood value or diagnosis is not available, a qualifying risk score may be used to enroll.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Participants will receive a notebook which contains worksheets and handouts for them to use in each of the sessions of the lifestyle intervention. Participants will also receive a weekly journal and be asked to track their food and physical activity during the program. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PROGRAM DETAILS

A trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and three sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions.