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-register and check insurance eligibility, please contact Caitlin Stackpool at cstackpool@denverymca.org or 720 390 9459 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:

  • Duncan YMCA (6350 Eldridge St, Arvada, CO 80004) starting Thursday, August 29, 6:30-7:30 pm. Information Session will take place Thursday, August 22, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Duncan YMCA (6350 Elridge St, Arvada, CO 80004) starting Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Information Session will take place Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Littleton YMCA (11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO 80120) starting in August (AM) and September (PM).
  • Southwest YMCA (5181 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236) starting Tuesday, September 3, 6:00-7:00 pm *This class will be led in Spanish*. Information Session will take place Tuesday, August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Downtown YMCA (25 E 16th Ave B, Denver, CO 80202) starting Tuesday, August 27, 5:30-6:30 pm. Information Session will take place Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Schlessman YMCA (3901 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210) starting Tuesday September 24, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Information Session will take place Tuesday, September 10, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Schlessman YMCA (3901 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210) starting Wednesday, October 23, 6:00-7:00 pm. Information Session will take place Wednesday, October 9,  6:00-7:00 pm
  • Lakewood Library (10200 W 20th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215) starting Monday, August 19, 6:00-7:00 pm. Information Session will take place Monday, August 12, 6:00-7:00 pm

 

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