diabetes prevention program
"This program kept me acountable
and made it easier to live the new life that
-Karen W., DPP Alumnae
The Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) helps those at high risk for developing diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The program is based on a national program by the Center for Disease Control and National Institute of Health, which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activitiy and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by as much as 58%.
How it Works
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes. The program meets one hour a week for 16 weeks. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress and staying motivated.
Can I Participate?
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 with pre-diabetes. Cost is $49 for Members; $99 Non-Members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
To register or find more information, complete the brief form below or call the Diabetes Message Line and leave your name and phone number. 941.492.9622 x299.