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Diabetes Prevention Program – about

Group support keeps you motivated

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 25 sessions over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being.

Our goals in the program are to:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Gradually increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

We do this by finding new ways to build healthier habits one small step at a time including:

  • Healthy Eating – Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier foods can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes
  • 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
  • Losing Weight – Reducing your body weight by as little as 5–7% can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes

Want to know if you’re at risk?

If you are interested in signing up, or have more questions please use the “Email YMCA” button below.

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This project is being funded by the CDC 1705 DPP Expansion Grant (NU58DP006365) through Trinity Health.