Diabetes Prevention

It’s important to take steps to reduce your risk and prevent diabetes. This is because diabetes can lead to serious health problems. You have a greater risk of getting diabetes if you:

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Don’t get enough exercise
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have abnormal cholesterol
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes

The good news is there’s a lot you can do to help prevent diabetes—and we can help. Get started today by joining a YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program near you.

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YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS

Education and support to help you adopt healthier eating and exercise habits that can lead to weight loss and reduce your risk of getting diabetes.

TIMING

Participants meet once a week for the first 16 weeks, and then meet every other week, and then monthly for a total of 25 sessions over a year.

WHO IT’S FOR

People at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Ready tO GET STARTED? Find a PROGRAM near you.

Upcoming Free Workshops

Aug
2
Wed
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ Rochester Ranger Station
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ Rochester Ranger Station | Rochester | Vermont | United States

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It helps those at risk learn about healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease and provides a supportive atmosphere for lifestyle changes. It is facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Each workshop is a 12-month program that has 16 one-hour-long weekly core sessions, followed by 8 one-hour-long monthly sessions.


Not sure if this workshop is right for you?

Let a Regional Coordinator near you answer your questions.

Aug
23
Wed
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ Salon 42
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ Salon 42 | Barre | Vermont | United States

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It helps those at risk learn about healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease and provides a supportive atmosphere for lifestyle changes. It is facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Each workshop is a 12-month program that has 16 one-hour-long weekly core sessions, followed by 8 one-hour-long monthly sessions.


Not sure if this workshop is right for you?

Let a Regional Coordinator near you answer your questions.

Sep
6
Wed
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ CVMC Integrative Family Medicine
Sep 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ CVMC Integrative Family Medicine | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It helps those at risk learn about healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease and provides a supportive atmosphere for lifestyle changes. It is facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Each workshop is a 12-month program that has 16 one-hour-long weekly core sessions, followed by 8 one-hour-long monthly sessions.


Not sure if this workshop is right for you?

Let a Regional Coordinator near you answer your questions.

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Success Stories

“Meeting other people who are going through the same thing and the encouragement I have received from them to keep going not only in the program but in my journey as well.”

 

— Janet, Burlington
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