Diabetes Prevention Program

DID YOU KNOW?

  • About 86 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetes.
  • Half of all Americans age 65 or older have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease
  • People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you work with others to learn strategies to make small measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.

CHANGE IS TOUGH – WE CAN HELP

Diabetes Prevention Program goals:

  • 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.

Join, or more information:

  • Only 8-10 people are needed to start a class. With enough interest, classes can form that can easily fit your needs!
  • Financial assistance is available and made possible through funding from the YMCA of Greater Rochester’s Annual Campaign
  • Contact Christine Stanford at 585-341-4064 or email Christine  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
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

DO YOU QUALIFY?

To participate in the program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Overweight (BMI ≥ 25: click to calculate BMI)
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes by a healthcare provider

DO I HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?

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

AND/OR

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: YES NO
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
Find your height on the following Weight Chart. Do you weigh as much or more than the weight listed for your height? 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 “yes” answers score 9 or higher, then you may be at risk for pre-diabetes 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.

WEIGHT CHART

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