For more information contact:
Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department
973.822-9622 ext. 2241
For Immediate Release
Madison Area YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to Offer Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessments on American Diabetes Association Alert Day March 22
(Madison, NJ) February 29, 2016-- On American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Tuesday, March 22, the Madison Area YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) will offer type 2 diabetes risk assessments to help people determine if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Assessments will take place at no charge on Tuesday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Madison Area YMCA located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. No registration is necessary. Y membership is not required. Please bring a state or government-issued photo ID for entry into the facility.
Did you know? The number of type 2 diabetes cases continues to grow, fueled in part by a continued rise in the rate of obesity. Excess weight and inadequate exercise can increase one's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. More than 29 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. 86 million Americans have prediabetes; but only 10 percent even know they have it. Without changing their lifestyles, 15 to 30 percent of this population will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years.
The Madison Area YMCA can help. At the forefront to combat the disease, the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a “lifestyle change” program that helps adults at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, reduce their risk by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Please call Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator Ellen Kranefuss at 973.822.9622 x2310 if you are interested in learning more about the program.
The Madison Area YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is inclusive of all people and offers programs and services that develop a healthy mind, body and spirit. The Madison Area YMCA offers enriching community wellness and health-enhancing programs as well as a range of youth sports, youth leadership programs, enrichment classes and a range of adult fitness classes.