YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Change today for a healthier future
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. If you are interested in learning more about this program please complete this form and a Lifestyle Coach will contact you or check out our brochure.
Did you know?
• About 79 million American adults have prediabetes.
• People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
• Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.
The good news . . .
Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.
Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.
Each participant will receive a free membership to the Ann Arbor YMCA during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th months (up to a $250 value); membership during the maintenance phase based on completion of monthly objectives determined by the group (up to a $48 value each month), a free Calorie King Book, weekly session handouts and a free, one-on-one equipment orientation. Participants do not need to be current Y members.
Take control of your health
To enroll in the program or for more information please contact Jennifer Nicodemus at 734-661-8043 or jnicodemus[at]annarborymca.org.
Individuals should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
The Ann Arbor YMCA and the National Council of Young Men's Christian Association of the United States of America ("YMCA of the USA"), have made a commitment to collaborate on efforts to support a national movement to increase awareness and take measures to prevent diabetes and its complications amoung groups at risk, and to help support treatment outcomes for individuals who have confirmed diagnoses or indications of prediabetes by promoting an effective lifestyle change. The parties reference above do not warrant or guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants, with respect to diabetes prevention.