YMCA'S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based, small group education program that helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their health and well-being. To help reduce your risk for diabetes, your goal is to reduce your body weight by 7% and increase your physical activity by at least 150 min per week. Individuals at risk who have been diagnosed with prediabetes through a blood test or qualifying risk score based on risk factors are eligible.

In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll spend a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being. Change is tough and we can help. The program will give you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes. 

Click here to see if you are at risk.

Contact Laura Gilbert at lgilbert@metrowestymca.org or (508) 879-4420 x32 for more information or to sign up for this program. 

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM INFO SESSION

Date(s): 

Jan 11, 2017

Time(s): 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location(s): 

Natick Senior Center

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 info session at the Natick Senior Center 11am 
 

What is it?  
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based, small group education program that helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their health and wellbeing. Program goals are a reduction in body weight of 7% and an increase to 150 min per week of physical activity. 

Who benefits? 
Individuals at risk who have been diagnosed with prediabetes through a blood test or qualifying risk score based on combination of risk factors. 

What do I need to know to register? 
The program is one year long and begins with 1 hour weekly sessions that transition into monthly sessions. Membership is not required and program registration includes a 3 month membership to the MetroWest YMCA.