More than 84 million adults in the U.S. 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, in addition to a virtual session. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE along with payment plans! 

To pre-register and check insurance eligibility, please contact us at communityhealth@denverymca.org or 720 524 2747.

Upcoming Sessions:

Join us for our first session to learn more about the program and get your questions answered by our friendly coaches. The program is a covered benefit for Medicare Part B Beneficiaries who qualify. The maximum class size is 18 participants. Note! All classes will be virtual

  • Begins Tuesday, April 6 | 6 pm - 7 pm - Information Session - Register here.
  • Begins Wednesday, April 7 | 12 pm - 1 pm - Information Session - Register here.

Now enrolling for Spring/Summer 2021 virtual classes!

 

Additional Resources

National Institute of Health

Additional resources on diabetes, prevention and research
National Institute of Health

Center for Disease Control

The YMCA program partners with the CDC in preventing diabetes.
CDC logo and resources