REDEFINE YOUR HEALTH, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a one year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle coach in a relaxed, class room setting. In 25 sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Reducing body weight by 7% and gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week has been shown to reduce or eliminate risk for type 2 diabetes. For more information email us or call 260.755.4940.
Risk Assessment/Interest Form
You may be considered at risk for Diabetes and eligible for the program if you have any the following form your health care provider:
- Fasting plasma glucose between 100-125 mg/dL
- HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
- Random or casual blood glucose level of 140-199 mg/dL or higher
- A combination of risk factors such as family history, overweight, gestational diabetes, elevated cholesterol, etc., may also put you at high risk
- Qualifying factors for joining the program are being at least 18 years of age and having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or more
To qualify for the program, individuals must be overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes or overweight and have been diagnosed by a physician as someone with prediabetes.
To find out if you qualify and pre-register for the program, fill out our interest form. If you qualify our staff will get in contact with you to discuss upcoming class options. Click the button below to get started!
Healthcare Provider Referral
Do you have a patient that is at risk for type 2 diabetes? Please complete the healthcare provider referral to have the patient contacted by a Y representative.
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