Diabetes Prevention

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You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%. The program fee is $429 for Members and Potential Members (includes 15 week Adult Membership). Financial Assistance is available.

Click here to view the pre-qualifying tool to see if you qualify.

Participating Locations

Jerry Long Family YMCA – Next session start date to be determined.

Robinhood Road Family YMCA – Next session starting Tuesday, April 12 at 9:45am

Wilkes Family YMCA – Current session underway, check back for future sessions.

Questions? Please contact Kate Kaczmarek, Director of Healthy Living, at 336.712.2000 or k.kaczmarek@ymcanwnc.org


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.