YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program


The numbers don't lie—1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes.

With a little exercise and a change in diet, it often can be reversed. Let's face it, there are millions of reasons why we don't find the time to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids, jobs, cat videos on the Internet — we're busy. But whatever your reason, prediabetes is real. Congratulations on taking your first steps and find out if you have prediabetes by taking the test now. You won't regret it.

So What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes are on the road to develop type 2 diabetes and are also at increased risk for serious health problems such as stroke and heart disease.

Prediabetes often can be reversed through lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity and weight loss. The earlier people are diagnosed with prediabetes, the more likely that they can reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes.


About the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

  • If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.
  • The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program offers scientifically proven and effective lifestyle change programs that can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
  • The program can show you how to make better food choices, be more physically active, and find helpful ways to cope with problems and stress.
  • You'll work with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are all working towards the same goal.
  • It’ll last for 1 year (including meetings about once per week in the first 6 months).
  • Program must be done in person.
  • This is a proven program to motivate and support people with prediabetes to make practical, real-life changes, and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. That's kind of big news.
  • The dozens of YMCAs in Ohio that offer these programs are focused on one thing only — positive results.

What can I do?

See if you qualify for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.

Call:  1-833-438-1312