Diabetes Prevention

Partner with the Y and Redefine Your Health

Our program will inspire you to thrive! No matter where you are in your health journey today, we'll equip you with the tools to live your healthiest life. With information, recipes and a virtual community of accountability partners you'll be on your way to transforming your life. 

 

Our Next Session

Our next session begins meeting on Thursday, April 22nd and will gather virtually every Thursday from 1-2pm.  Learn more and sign up below. 

 

Reduce Your Risk For Developing Diabetes

In the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, virtual, small-group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, behavior changes and weight loss can help them reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

 

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States, but 1 in 4 do not know that they have it. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 88 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.

Check out this resource from Y USA.

To find out if you are at risk, take this quick test.

 

Program Goals

• Lose 5–7% of your body weight

• Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

• Participants do this through:

- Healthy Eating – Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier foods can help prevent the onset of 2 diabetes Opens a new window

- Increasing Physical Activity – Moderate physical activity (walking, swimming, mowing the lawn) for as little as 30 minutes, five days a week, can help improve your blood pressure, raise your good cholesterol and prevent blood flow problems Opens a new window.

- Losing Weight – Reducing your body weight by as little as 5–7% can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes Opens a new window.

Research has shown that YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older.

 

Check out this testimonial from one of our participants

 

 

Join the Y

 

Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.

 

Please select a branch near you for more information

 

Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance

 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

Program Registration

 

To register for member and non-member programs, please use our secure Online Registration.

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