According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 84 million people had prediabetes in 2015. People with diabetes are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the US population has aged and become more overweight. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program that helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight.
This program provides a supportive environment where participants work together to
achieve the following goals:
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program was directly translated from the National
Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program trial, a clinical study that showed
a lifestyle change intervention yielding modest weight loss (5 to 7%) and increased
physical activity (up to 150 minutes per week) can reduce the number of new cases
of type 2 diabetes in adults by 58% and 71% in adults over the age of 60.
Program participants may be Y members or non-members.
To participate in the program, participants must meet all of the following qualification criteria:
Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.
Meri Fetkovich, Senior Director of Health & Wellness, email@example.com or call 330-742-4788.