AT THE Y, WE CAN HELP
86 million Americans have prediabetes— when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis- but 9 out of 10 people do not know they have it.
In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of adults to discuss behavior changes that can improve the health of participants. The program consists of 25 one-hour sessions delivered over the course of a year. If you find you are at risk for developing diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help. The lifestyle changes outlined in the program—modest weight loss, healthy eating, and regular physical activity—have been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.