Diabetes Prevention | Denver YMCA

Diabetes Prevention


Prevent Diabetes with the YMCA

More than 84 million adults in the US have prediabetes - that’s 1 out of every 3 Americans!

Yet, 9 out of 10 people don't even know they have it.

The YMCA can help.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, which has proven that through healthier eating, increased physical activity, and a small amount of weight loss, it’s possible to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58-71%.

Through this Y program, participants meet regularly with a certified lifestyle coach to learn about:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Overcoming stress
  • Staying motivated

Together, they get the resources and support they need to meet program goals:

  • Decrease body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
  • Improve wellness and reduce diabetes risk
Take action now to transform your health

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is offered year-round in seven counties in Metro Denver, including the five YMCA Wellness Centers and over 20 community sites. 

The program consists of 16 weekly one-hour classroom sessions with monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year.

To qualify, you must be 18 years of age or older and have a:

  • Prediabetic blood value
  • Diagnosis of prediabetes or
  • High score on a CDC diabetes risk assessment 

Click here to see if you are at risk of developing diabetes.

PRE-Registration is required. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is offered year-round in 7 counties in the Metro Denver Area, including our 5 local YMCA's, over 20 community sItes and other worksites. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE along with payment plans! 

To pre-resgister and check insurance eligibility, please contact Caitlin Stackpool at cstackpool@denverymca.org or 720 390 9459 or Tammy Dickerson at tdickerson@denverymca.org or 720 460 6383.

We provide our program in 7 Counties in the Metro Denver Area, including the 5 local YMCA’s, Worksites, and over 20 Community Sites.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Schlessman YMCA (3901 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210 ) - Mondays from 6:00—7:00pm (Start date TBD)
  • Westminster Swim and Fit (3290 W 76th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030 ): Thursdays from 6:00—7:00pm starting May 9
  • Heather Gardens (2888 S. Heather Gardens Way Aurora, CO 80014 ): Wednesdays from 12:00—1:00pm starting May 8
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (3096 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80227): Tuesdays from 10:00—11:00am starting May 28
  • Lifesource Adventist Fellowship (6200 W Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80227): Wednesdays from 6:30—7:30pm starting May 22
  • Duncan YMCA (6350 Eldridge St, Arvada, CO 80004): Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm starting June 6
  • Lakewood Library (10200 W 20th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215): Mondays from 6:00-7:00pm starting June 17