In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on behavior changes that can improve the health of participants.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one year, community-based program where participants work in a small groups with a trained Lifestyle coach in a relaxed, class room setting. In 25 sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% and 71% in adults over the age of 60.
Everyone needs a push, a pat on the back, a helping hand sometimes. A little encouragement goes a long way when you’re making big changes. As a participant
in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will take 26 classes over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being.
As a participant, you’ll enjoy:
To participate in the program, you must be:
If you don’t have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score.
The YMCA of Greater Erie complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
To help reduce your risk for diabetes, your goal in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is to reduce your body weight by 7% and increase your physical activity
by at least 150 minutes per week within the first half of the program.
For example, if you weigh 200 pounds your goal for the first half of the program would be to lose 14 pounds and increase your physical activity to what could be a brisk 30-minute walk, five days per week.
Lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health for life!
Financial assistance for those who qualify. Call Healthy Living Director Kelly Gibson at (814) 899-9622
For more information please feel free to call us at (814) 455-9356, email us anytime or use the form below.