Change Today for a Healthier Future
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have learned they are prediabetic. Its purpose is to empower
adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing diabetes.
In a relaxed classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives. This is a one-year program, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions. Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.
See if you are at risk
- Reduce body weight by 7%
- Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program has a rolling open enrollment process. As soon as we have enough people for a class, we will hold one.
Classes are offered at all six YMCA of Snohomish County family branches.
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. For more information on this National Program, click here.