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Diabetes Prevention Program – about

DPP Class

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

Class locations, date, and time vary depending on participant needs. Check back often for new classes.

New Classes Beginning:

Sept 2: Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 PM (Virtual)

Sept 7: Mondays 6:00-7:00 PM (Virtual)

Sept 8: Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Virtual)

Sept 17: Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM (Virtual)

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 or call us at (231)722-9622 or (855) 278-6836.

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