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Diabetes Prevention

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Do you have prediabetes? You can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes through the Y’s proven program. With just 26 hours of personal coaching over the course of a year, you will learn how to take small steps that help you eat differently and move more. This program is FREE and can be customized for in-person or virtual participation. Create lasting, healthy lifestyle changes with a group of supportive people with common goals.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Everyone needs a push, a pat on the back, or a helping hand sometimes. As a participant in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will attend 26 sessions over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being.

The program has two fundamental goals: To lose 7% of your body weight, and to gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

This program is broken down into 16 core sessions, where participants will meet weekly, followed by 4 bi-weekly sessions. Then participants will meet 1 time per month for the last 6 months for maintenance sessions. In each session a trained Lifestyle Coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes.

90% of people with prediabetes do not know they have it and are at risk for developing diabetes.
Want to know if you’re at risk for developing Diabetes? Take our assessment.

WHO IT'S FOR

The following qualifications must be met to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program:

  • 18-years-old and older
  • BMI ≥ 25
  • A qualifying risk score, lab value or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes
PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

PROGRAM DETAILS

Location:
Our program is offered in both face-to-face and virtual formats.

Dates & Times:
We offer three new sessions each month. One in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Dates and times vary and are needs-based. Please contact us for our current schedule.

Cost:
This program is funded through a mix of sponsorships, grants, employers, insurance reimbursement and self-pay. We work hard to ensure anyone who qualifies is able to participate and have scholarships available.

Incentives:
Participation in this program provides you with access to an in-person or virtual YMCA membership as well as a healthy eating tool or physical activity item.

MEET OUR COACHES

Along with our partner YMCAs, the Muskegon YMCA has served over 1,300 participants across the state of Michigan.

Thank you to our partner Ys: Cadillac Area YMCA, Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, Sherman Lake YMCA & Outdoor Center, Shiawassee YMCA, Tri-Cities YMCA, YMCA of Barry County, YMCA of Greater Flint, YMCA of the Blue Water Area, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo, YMCA of Greater Michiana, YMCA of Marquette County, YMCA of Metro Detroit, and YMCA of Saginaw.

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For more information about this program, please click below or call (855) 278-6836.

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