THE YMCA'S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Participants work together in a small group classroom setting to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight. This is a 12-month program consisting of 16 weekly core sessions, followed by 3 bi-weekly sessions, and then 5 monthly sessions. Research has shown that particpation in the program can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58% and by 70% for adults over the age of 60.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 3 adults in the US is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, that's 86 million people, and 90% of them do not know they are at risk.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!

Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is:

  • A yearlong program that meets weekly for the first four months and then once a month for the next eight months

  • A research tested program shown to reduce new cases of Type 2 diabetes by 58% and by 70% in adults over 60 years of age

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:

  • Reduce weight by 7%

  • Gradually increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week 

CLASSES BEGINING NEAR YOU!

Currently Enrolling at the following locations (Map of YMCA Locations):

  • Burbank YMCA
  • East Boston YMCA
  • Huntington Ave YMCA
  • Thomas M. Menino YMCA

CONTACT YMCADPP@YMCABOSTON.ORG OR CALL 617-927-8077 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

YMCA Membership Not Required

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT: