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November is DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH: do you know your RISK?

The YMCA is partnering with Wegmans to provide FREE blood glucose screenings for the public. Come in and get your glucose number. Know your risk.
  • Bay View Family YMCA, 1209 Bay Road, Webster, NY  14580:   November 11, 2015 at 10:00-12:00pm
  • Northwest Family YMCA, 730 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612:  November 16, 2015 at 10-12:00pm AND 5-7:00pm

Membership at the YMCA is NOT required for this event.

Can you measure A  healthy  life
Sure you can - by the cup, the ounce, and the block. If you're at RISK for TYPE 2 DIABETES, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.

change is tough - we can help

Improve your health, boost your energy.

Your goal:
  • Reduce body weight by 7%.
  • Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week.

Group Support for a WHOLE YEAR.
  • The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.
  • You participate in a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing and learning in private.
  • We work as a group where you can make new friends.
  • You will enjoy new energy and confidence that comes from losing weight and reducing your risk for type 2 diabetes.


o I am at least 18 years old
o I am overweight (BMI ≥ 25: click to calculate BMI)
o I am at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by a healthcare provider

o A1c:(must be 5.7% – 6.4%)
o Fasting Plasma Glucose: (must be 100 – 125 mg/dL)
o 2-hour (75 gm glucola) Plasma Glucose: (must be 140 – 199 mg/dL)
o Prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy


Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective
lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

Answer these seven questions - for each “Yes” answer, add the
number of points listed:
Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth? 1 0
Do you have a parent with diabetes? 1 0
Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes? 1 0
Is your BMI > 25 (Use the calculator above.)? 5 0
Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day? 5 0
Are you between 45 and 64 years of age? 5 0
Are you 65 years of age or older? 9 0

If your "yes" answers score 9 or higher, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program. This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.

Are you ready to join us?

*Contact Theresa Wing, RD at 585-341-4064 or email Theresa for more information about program fees, financial assistance, and whether the program is a covered benefit for you. Please download our brochure to have at your fingertips.

upcoming classes                  

Southeast/Camp Arrowhead | Call with times and days you'd like to join us so we can build a class!
Bay View | Class is forming for Mondays at 10:00am. Join us!
Northwest |Class is forming for Tuesdays at 10:00am. Join us! AND Make your New Year's Resolution: ask us about class on Mondays at 5:30pm for January, 2016
Westside |Class is forming for Sundays at 2:00pm. Join us!
Eastside | Class is forming for Mondays at 6:30 pm. Join us!
Carlson MetroCenter | Class is in session: call for our next start date!
Maplewood |Class is in session: call for our next start date!
Monroe| Class is in session: call for our next start date!

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Are you interested in another class time/day? Call us at 585-341-4064! Only 8-10 people are needed to start a class. With enough interest, classes can form that can easily fit your needs!
Please call or email Theresa Wing 585-341-4064 for more information.

Maintenance Classes:
Check the Schedule or contact Theresa Wing for information.

*MVP Medicare and United Health Care patients may hold the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program as a Covered (in full) Benefit. Contact Theresa Wing or call 800-237-4942 to find out.

*This program may be FREE to you! Employees of Southwest Airlines, The Hertz Corporation, and New England Motor Freight should contact their Human Resources departments, contact Theresa Wing, or call 800-237-4942 for information.

*Our financial assistance program is made possible, in part, through grant support from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. Additional monies come courtesy of funding from TheYMCA of Greater Rochester's Annual Campaign

Do you want additional information? Are you already diagnosed with Diabetes?  Monroe County Department of Public Health has "The Diabetes Resource Directory" available for you.


Take the Diabetes Prevention Pledge on Facebook.

United Health Foundation’s Take Action for Change Initiative

A proud supporter of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, United Health Foundation launched this initiative with the release of America’s Health Rankings® in November 2011. Select the YMCA of Greater Rochester to receive a 25 cent donation for each vote via this Facebook link: Take Action for Change.