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:
- 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
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!
We provide our program in 7 Counties in the Metro Denver Area, including the 5 local YMCA’s, Worksites, and over 20 Community Sites.
- Susan M. Duncan YMCA | 6350 Eldridge St, Arvada, CO, 80004 | Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 pm starting August 26, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 16
- Littleton YMCA | 11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO 80120 | Tuesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm starting August 25, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 15
- Southwest YMCA | 5181 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236 | Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 pm starting September 2, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 23
- Schlessman YMCA | 3901 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210 | Tuesdays, 6:00 -7:00 pm starting starting August 25, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 15
- Downtown Denver YMCA | 25 E 16th Ave B, Denver, CO 80202 | Mondays, 5:45-6:45 pm starting August 31, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 21
- Save-A-Lot Grocery Store Denver | 4874 Chambers Rd Denver, CO 80239 | Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm starting September 9, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 30