Advance and Enhance Your Life

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year lifestyle modification program designed for adults aged 18 or older who are overweight and at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The program supports participants to reach a healthier weight and achieve an active lifestyle to reduce diabetes risk. 

Program Features

  • Attend 25 one-hour sessions over the course of 12 months
  • Small-group, supportive environment (8-15 people)
  • Led by a Lifestyle Coach trained 
  • YMCA membership not required
  • Insurance or employer coverage may be available

Read our Notice of Privacy Practices

"Change isn't easy, but with small and consistent steps, you can make healthy lifestyle adjustments that last."

Prevention is Possible

If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes such as getting regular physical activity, eating a variety of healthy foods and losing a modest amount of weight can cut diabetes risk and lead to a healthier way of life.

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is proving to be a model that can help you achieve these changes. The program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

To qualify, you must be: 

  • Aged 18 or older
  • Overweight (BMI >24.9. For Asian Individuals, BMI >22.9)
  • At high risk for developing type 2 diabetes determined via a confirmatory blood value^, Gestational Diabetes during previous pregnancy or a qualifying risk score

^Individuals with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

 

2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Start Date 

Location

Time

Language

*Feb 25 Bayview Hunter's Point YMCA
  1601 Lane Street, San Francisco
Tuesdays 
5-6 pm
English
*Feb 26 Bayview Hunter's Point YMCA
  1601 Lane Street, San Francisco
Wednesdays
10-11 am
English
*Mar 10 Buchanan YMCA
  1530 Buchanan Street San Francisco
Tuesdays
12 - 1 pm
English
*TBA Chinatown YMCA
  855 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Saturdays
11am - 12 pm
Cantonese
*Feb 27 Embarcadero YMCA
   169 Steuart Street, San Francisco
Thursdays
6:30 - 7:30 pm
English
*Mar 12 Peninsula Family YMCA
   1877 S. Grant Avenue, San Mateo
Thursdays
10:30 - 11:30 am
English
*Mar 4 Stonestown Family YMCA
   333 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco
Wednesdays
6 - 7 pm
English
*Mar 11 Zuckerberg General Hospital
   1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesdays
11:30am-12:30 pm
Spanish

 

*Registration Required.

Participants must attend their first session within 21 days of the start date listed.

Enroll now

Program Highlight

In our one-year program, participants:

  • Lose an average of 5.5% body weight (about 11 pounds for a 200-pound person)
  • Achieve an average physical activity level of 162.5 minutes per week
  • Self-report a reduction in portion sizes 

To learn more

To learn more

Emily Turpin

Senior Director of Health Initiatives

415-281-6702

Emily thrives on helping Y members and staff unlock their greatest potential, and believes that collaboration and interconnectedness are