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YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year program designed to help adults at risk for type 2 diabetes to reduce risk and make healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Attend 25 one-hour sessions over the course of 12 months
  • Small-group, supportive environment (8-15 people)
  • Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach trained on a CDC-approved curriculum
  • YMCA membership not required

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"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.

To qualify, you must be: 

  • Aged 18 or older
  • Overweight 
  • 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.

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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

Director of Health Initiatives

415-281-6702

Emily thrives on helping Y members and staff unlock their greatest potential.