YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Research has shown that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.
Lowering the risk with healthier choices
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk by beginning and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
Why should I participate?
You will learn from a trained lifestyle coach how to make small changes that can help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
People 18 years or older who are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
How does it work?
Our year-long program begins with 16 weekly sessions to build momentum followed by three sessions held every other week and concluding with six monthly sessions.
What are the program goals?
- Lose at least 7 percent of your body weight
- Build up to 150 minutes of physical activity every week
When is it offered?
New classes start every January, April and July at our YMCA locations in Middle Tennessee. We can also bring it to your workplace as an on-site wellness program.