Diabetes Prevention Program Participant Information
Did you know?
- About 86 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal.
- Half of all Americans age 65 or older have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
- Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.
The good news...
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.
Diabetes Prevention Program - For Those At Risk For Diabetes
- An evidenced based 12-month program that provides a supportive environment beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.
- Participants who are at risk for diabetes learn tools to adopt and maintain healthy habits in order to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes and improve their overall health and well-being.
- Participants learn about healthy eating and increasing their physical activity, with the goal of reducing their body weight by 7% and increasing their physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
- 3-month YMCA membership provided to those enrolled in the program
- Participants must be at least 18 years old
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above 25
- Hemogloban A1c level between 5.7-6.4%, or
- Fasting Plasma Glucose between 100-125 mg/dL, or a
- 2-hour (75 gm glucola) Plasma Glucose between 140-199 mg/dL.
- The program is covered for United Health Care members.
- Private Pay is also available
Contact Erica Halpern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-568-9622 x276.