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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-register and check insurance eligibility, please contact Amy Sagendorf at asagendorf@denverymca.org or 720 545 8856, or Libertad Mendivil at lmendivil@denverymca.org or 720 440 4364.

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:

  • 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 YMCA11 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