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.
Lose 5-7% of your body weight
Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.