Did you know?
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk. Programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program have been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in individuals over age 60 by 70%.
Class schedule: Support Group meets virtually on Tuesdays. Next in person class will begin on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 pm. Online begins Monday, August 9th. For more information or to enroll, please contact Dawn Ernstes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-663-9622 x 19.
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based 12 month, small-group program designed to help people who are at high risk for developing Type-2 diabetes. This program meets weekly for 16 weeks (the Core of the Program), then bi-weekly for sessions 17-19, and monthly for sessions 20-25. These one-hour, educational sessions will cover topics such as eating less fat, increasing physical activity, how to reduce stress risk by making simple, healthier lifestyle choices and more. The program has two main goals: to lose 5% - 7% of your body weight and build up to 150 minutes of physical activity. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC- approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
To participate in the program, you must:
*Asian individuals BMI ≥ 22
Program costs vary depending on if you you have insurance that will pay for this program. Certain United Health Care plans do cover it. Payment plans are available. Scholarships are also available on a case by case basis where insurance is not an option.
If you have additional questions, please contact Dawn Ernstes, Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 812-663-9622 x 19.