More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
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For more information, or to register for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Kira Parker:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-638-8799
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.
Are You at Risk?
Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with prediabetes. To find out if you are at risk, take this quick test. Then share the test with friends and family.
Do You Qualify?
To participate in the program, you must be:
- 18 years or older,
- Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)*, and
- Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.**
If you don’t have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score.
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