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 58-71%.

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.

The participant fee for many of these cohorts may be paid in full or in part through a grant from NC State. Seating for these cohorts will be limited, so find out more or to reserve your seat, contact us today!

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

Upcoming Program Locations

Forsyth County

Fulton Family YMCA: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, starting February 5, 2020
Jerry Long Family YMCA: Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm, starting January 23, 2020
Robinhood Road Family YMCA: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm, starting February 12, 2020
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm, starting February 11, 2020
Winston Lake Family YMCA (East Winston): Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm, starting January 15, 2020

Alexander County

Alexander County Family YMCA: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm, starting January 29, 2020

Davie County

Davie Family YMCA: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm, starting January 14, 2020

Iredell County

Statesville Family YMCA: coming April 2020

Stokes County

Stokes Family YMCA: coming September 2020

Yadkin County

Yadkin Family YMCA: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm, starting January 22, 2020

For questions or to place your name on our waiting list, 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.