If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Change is tough—we can help.
86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts an individual at risk for being diagnosed with diabetes. The Madison Area YMCA is proud to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program, developed through work at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Research shows that lifestyle changes are very effective in reducing your risk.
• 16 weekly sessions, followed by 3 bi-monthly sessions and 6 monthly sessions
• Group format that offers motivation and support.
• Day and evening sessions.
• Tools you need to make lasting changes.
Physician prescription and YMCA membership is not required.
ARE YOU AT RISK?
Click here to take a risk assessment.
If you fall into three or more of the following categories, you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes:
- Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher
- Above-normal cholesterol levels
- Inactive lifestyle (exercising less than 2x/week)
- Family history of diabetes
- History of gestational diabetes
- Overweight with a BMI greater than or equal to 25 (22 if Asian)
- Aged 45 years or older
If you fall into three or more categories, it does NOT mean you have prediabetes or diabetes. A blood test performed by a doctor is needed to find out.
Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator Ellen Kranefuss
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to improving the nation’s health. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact the Y for more information.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.