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.
- 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