Diabetes Prevention

YMCA's Diabetes PreventionProgram

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institute of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

Our year-long program provides 25 one-hour sessions.  A trained lifestyle coach will help you get started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and other behavioral changes.

Contact Keisha Lockhart for more information at (641) 752-8658, ext. 224.

If you are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, and are ready to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle - SIGN UP TODAY!

HOW IT WORKS

This year-long program consists of one hour sessions in a small group setting held at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA.  Each class is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.  Throughout the year you will learn strategies needed to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and live a happier, healthier life.

DO YOU  QUALIFY?

To participate in the program, you must be:
· 18 years or older,
· Overweight (BMI ≥25), and
· Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood test (A1C, Fasting Plasma Glucose, or 2-Hour Plasma Glucose) or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

If you don’t have a blood test result, you must qualify via risk score.

SPECIAL FUNDING AVAILABLE!
Grant funding is currently available to offset a portion of participant cost for the September 2018 class.  Funding is limited to the first fifteen participants.

HOW TO ENROLL
Contact Keisha Lockhart at 641.752.8658.