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
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):
- Charles River YMCA
- Dorchester YMCA
- East Boston YMCA
- Huntington Ave YMCA
- Thomas M. Menino YMCA
- Roxbury YMCA
- Wang YMCA of Chinatown
- Waltham YMCA
CONTACT YMCADPP@YMCABOSTON.ORG OR CALL 617-927-8077 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
YMCA Membership Not Required
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT: