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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:

  • Metro Caring (1100 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218): Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm starting in February
  • Crossroads Church (53 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241): Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm starting late January
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (3096 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80227): Mondays from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm starting January 27th
  • Johnson Elementary (1850 S Irving Street, Denver, CO 80219): Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm *Classes will be offered in English and Spanish*
  • Duncan YMCA (6350 Eldridge St, Arvada, CO 80004): Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 6:30 to 7:30 pm starting in February
  • Schlessman YMCA (3901 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210): Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm starting late February
  • Littleton YMCA (11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO 80120): Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm starting in March
  • Downtown YMCA (25 E 16th Ave B, Denver, CO 80202): Dates and times coming soon!