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Madison Area YMCA Acknowledges Diabetes Awareness Month and Continues to Help the Community Prevent the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

October 25, 2016

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Madison Area YMCA Marketing & Communications

For Immediate Release

Madison Area YMCA Acknowledges Diabetes Awareness Month and Continues to Help the Community Prevent the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

(Madison, NJ) October 25, 2016 –The Madison Area YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) acknowledges November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. The Y continues to help the community prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes through its Diabetes Prevention Program.

All in the community are invited to the Madison Area YMCA located at 111 Kings Road in Madison for a free, 10-minute risk assessment to determine if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Assessments will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No registration is necessary. Y membership is not required.

Additionally, the community is invited to attend lectures on pre-diabetes and diabetes information and education on Wednesday, November 2, from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavillion, 333 Mount Hope Ave. in Rockaway. The lectures will be given by Diabetes Prevention Coordinator Ellen Kranefuss at the Madison Area YMCA and Diane O'Keefe and Jane Dixon of the Adult Diabetes and Endocrine Institute of Morristown Medical Center. This is a free program. Please call to register, 1.800.247.9580.

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 pre-diabetes; 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. New sessions are continuously forming. 

The Madison Area YMCA is a 501c3 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. 


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