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Diabetes Prevention Program
Did you know?
- About 79 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal.
- 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.
The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.
Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk and ensure that you can live life to its fullest.
Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program may be eligible to participate in the program at no cost. Call 1-855-215-0235 to confirm eligibility and enroll. ENROLLING NOW
There is no cost for the program for fully insured United Health Care Members who qualify. People with health insurance provided by United Health Care should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to enroll or confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.
Community Member Fee for the Class:
YMCA of Central Ohio member - $150
Non Member - $200
Community Members can enroll by contacting:
614 384 2281
614 384 2304
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.