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). Many insurance providers cover the program, including the State Employee Health Plan. Financial Assistance is available.

Complete this written risk assessment to see if you might have pre-diabetes.

Participating Locations

Jerry Long Family YMCA – Next session starts TBD

Fulton Family YMCA – Next session starts TBD

Winston Lake Family YMCA – Next session starts Thursday, April 13 at 11:15am

Questions? Please contact Carrie Schuster, Director of Healthy Living, at 336.724.9205 or c.schuster@ymcanwnc.org. Click here for our Notice of Privacy Practices/HIPAA.

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.