The YMCA of Muncie is excited to offer a program for patients who have pre-diabetes or are at high risk of developing type II diabetes. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program, with the first phase consisting of 16 weekly one-hour sessions, followed by the second phase (maintenance) where participants meet on a monthly basis for 6-8 months. The classroom-based program was developed in conjunction with Indiana University, and is recognized by the CDC. It is based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health and CDC—which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes who is overweight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
General Program Information:
YMCA of Muncie branches, local community centers and doctors’ offices
16 weekly one-hour core sessions followed by 8 monthly maintenance sessions
Classroom-based discussions on nutrition, increasing physical activity and behavior modification
Cost to Participant:
Reduced sliding-scale fees available for those who qualify; Insurance coverage is provided through some carriers
Reduce or delay onset of type 2 diabetes by more than 50%
Participants can earn up to 4 months of FREE family membership to the YMCA
New sessions start monthly
To qualify for the program you must be overweight (BMI >25) and have a confirmed diagnosis of pre-diabetes within the past 12 months or be at high risk of developing Type II Diabetes.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON YUSA’S DIABETES PREVENTION MOVEMENT CLICK HERE (http://ymca.net/diabetes)
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND FILL OUT THE QUALIFICATION CARD. SEE IF YOU ARE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE II DIABETES AND TAKE THE FIRST STEP TODAY TOWARDS PREVENTION.