Diabetes Prevention

Change Today For A Healthier Future

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 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, 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 58-71%.

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

The program fee is normally $429 for Members and Potential Members. Thanks to a generous grant from NC State University, the $429 program fee has been reduced to a registration fee of $50. Participants will have the opportunity to earn back this $50 registration fee through meeting program and attendance goals. More information will be shared about this incentive prior to collecting the registration fee.

Seating for these cohorts will be limited, so find out more or to reserve your seat, contact us today!

Upcoming Program Options

Live Virtual Groups

September/October 2020

We are currently screening and pre-registering participants for daytime and evening cohorts of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. These small groups will be led by a certified Lifestyle Coach using an online platform that will make connecting and participating safe, easy and engaging. Access to the internet and a device (phone, tablet, tv, or computer) that can send/receive video are required for these groups.

In-Person Group

Winston Lake Family YMCA – September 2020

We are currently screening and pre-registering participants for a socially distanced group that will meet in-person at the Winston Lake YMCA. The specific day & time of this cohort will be determined prior to launch by polling the availability of the registered participants to find a weekly meeting time that works best for the group.

For questions or to register, please contact Carrie Schuster, Program Coordinator, at 336 245 7227 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.