prevention today for a healthier tomorrow
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can decrease the number of new type 2 diabetes cases by more than half and give individuals at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living.
Preventing diabetes can save healthcare costs and save lives.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is helping reduce the burden of chronic disease in communities across the nation. The program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting. It is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%. The reduction was even greater, 71%, among adults aged 60 or older. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
Reduce body weight by 7%
Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week
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. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain these healthy habits to help you improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk.
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
DO I HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?
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
AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?
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.
|TAKE THE TEST – KNOW YOUR SCORE!|
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|
|TOTAL POINTS FOR ALL “YES” RESPONSES:|
If your "yeses" scored 9 or higher, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program.
Contact Theresa Wing, RD at 585-341-4064 or email Theresa for more information. This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.
$250 for members and $325 for non-members. Download our brochure.
*Financial assistance is available to those participants who qualify. Support for our financial assistance program is made possible through support from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
Bay View | Wednesdays at 11:00am Westside | Thursdays at 2:00pm
Eastside | Thursdays at 2:00pm Carlson Metrocenter | Fridays at 2:00pm
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.