Qualifications for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
- A Body mass index of 25 or higher* (which is based on your height and weight).
- 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.
- Age (must be 18 or older).
- Females - history of gestational diabetes (meaning you developed diabetes
when you were pregnant).
- Reside in Ohio.
*Asian individual(s) BMI 22 or higher
About the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
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 YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program offers scientifically proven and effective lifestyle
change programs that can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
- The program can show you how to make better food choices, be more physically active,
and find helpful ways to cope with problems and stress.
- You'll work with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are
all working towards the same goal.
- It’ll last for 1 year (including meetings about once per week in the first 6 months).
- Program must be done in person.
- This is a proven program to motivate and support people with prediabetes to make
practical, real-life changes, and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more
than half. That's kind of big news.
- The dozens of YMCAs in Ohio that offer these programs are
focused on one thing only — positive results.
All Participants in the Diabetes Prevention program will receive a one year single adult
membership beginning at session 2 through session 25 of the program (a 12-month value!)
For private pay individuals paying the full cost, $429.00 by week 1 of the program,
you are eligible for a one year family membership.
Participants must be actively engaged to retain membership benefits.
The following rules & regulations apply:
Family Memberships include two adults and their children through the age of 24, sharing the same residence.
Would I qualify for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program?
There are several ways to qualify for the program. Blood glucose levels including
A1C or fasting glucose or you may qualify based on results from the online risk test.
It also can be based on your
body mass index (which is based on your height and weight), your blood sugar
levels (blood test), your age (must be 18 or older), and if you have a history of
gestational diabetes (meaning you developed diabetes when you were pregnant). You
may also qualify based on results from the online risk test.
Just one more reason to take it!