YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program


1 out of 3 U.S. adults has prediabetes but only 10% know they have it.

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.


Program Goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

Do you qualify?

Participants must be at least 19 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25), and at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes* by a health care provider. A recent lab value can determine if you are eligible. Participants are eligible if recent lab values have shown any of the following results:

  1. An A1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
  2. A fasting plasma glucose of 100-125 mg/dL
  3. A 2 hour (75 gm glucola) plasma glucose of 140-199 mg/dL
  4. Or prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes during previous pregnancy

You may still be eligible for the program even if you have not been diagnosed with prediabetes. To see if you may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and thus eligible for the program – Take the quiz to the right!

Prediabetes Quiz

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Lindsey Cork