There's no denying it - Diabetes is a serious, debilitating condition. By increasing blood sugar to higher than normal levels, it increases your likelihood for other severe health complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke. While there's no cure for diabetes, programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help ensure that it's not inevitable.
Led by a Registered Nurse
Kathy Coleman is a Registered Nurse and Lifestyle Coach. Her Kathy’s passion is helping others live healthy, happy lifestyles and preventing disease.
“Lifestyle coaching allows me to work with groups of individuals at a more personal level, therefore achieving better outcomes that can delay or prevent diabetes altogether."
Your Commitment is Needed
This is a 1-year program that meets in 16 weekly sessions, followed by 8 monthly session.
Participants work with a small supportive group, led by a trained coach. The focus is learn about eating healthier and increasing physical activity. The goal of the program is for each participant to reduce his/her body weight by 7% and increase his/her physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance.
Although the year long Diabetes Prevention Program is $429, there are scholarships and other specials available to you. Introductory offers, up to $200 in savings, may be available -- even to those who might not otherwise qualify for a Y scholarship. Bottom line ... prevention!
Diabetes Does Not Discriminate
Anyone can get diabetes. Sure, there are commonalities making it more likely for people to get the disease, but it does not discriminate for age, race, gender. We do not either. As a non-profit, open to all, we are committee to serving all people. Please read our policy.
We are also open to have our materials translated into one of the 15 major languages.