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East Bridgewater Healthy Initiatives

Diabetes Prevention Program

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 program is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting and delivered over a 12-month period with 25 sessions. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk and ensure that you can live life to its fullest.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Lose 5-7% of your body weight

  • Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

 

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