The Granite YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on small, measurable, reasonable goals to give participants confidence they can make the necessary changes to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes and live healthier lives. In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions.
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the
program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:
- At least 18 years old,
- Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)*, and
- Diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes