YMCA'S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a group-based lifestyle intervention program to help adults reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity, and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.  Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with prediabetes. 

The Y Can Help

If you find out you or someone you know is at risk for developing diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help. 

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About the Program

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