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 and medical flexible spending programs cover the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, check with your benefits administrator for details on your coverage. Financial Assistance is available.

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

Upcoming Program Locations

Yadkin Family YMCA: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm beginning January 16, 2019

The fee for this program will be reduced to $50/person, thanks to the generous contributions of the Yadkinville Rotary and the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign. Seating for this program will be limited, so to find out more and reserve your spot, contact us today!

St. Paul United Methodist Church (2400 Dellabrook Court, Winston-Salem): Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm beginning February 21, 2019

The fee for this program is being paid in full by the United Way through the East Winston STRIDE grant. Seating for this program is limited, so to find out more or reserve your spot, contact us today!

Questions? Please contact Carrie Schuster, Project Coordinator, 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.