Diabetes Prevention Program

the YMCA’s

Diabetes Prevention Program

Next class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 pm

 

As a leading voice on improving the nation’s health with a presence in thousands of communities, the Y has the expertise and infrastructure to reach and support those with prediabetes as they attempt to improve their health. 

 

The Y is part of a new health care delivery system that values prevention efforts offered in a community setting and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an example of this work, helping participants make positive behavior changes, including healthier eating and increasing physical activity, to reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Facilitated in a group setting, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps participants lose 5-7 percent of their body weight and increase their physical activity to 150 minutes per week through moderate physical activity equivalent to brisk walking. 

People with prediabetes are at risk not only for developing type 2 diabetes, but also cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.  A prediabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean developing type 2 diabetes is inevitable, but it should serve as a wake-up call to improve health.

 

 

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