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.

Current Classes:

  • Littleton Family YMCA (11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, 80120) - Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6 pm - 7 pm.
  • Metro Caring (1100 E 18th Ave., Denver 80203) - Monday, January 28, 2019 from 11 am - 12 pm.
  • Swim and Fitness Center (3290 W 76 Ave., Westminster, 80030) - Thursday, February 6, 2019 from 6 pm - 7 pm. *SPANISH CLASS
  • Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA (6350 Eldridge St., Arvada) - Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 10 am - 11 am.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Windsor Gardens (595 S Clinton Street, Denver 80247) - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 11 - 12 pm.
  • Heather Gardens (2888 S Heather Gardens, Aurora 80014) - Wednesday, May 8 2019 from 12 - 1 pm.