2018 Diabetes Control Group
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes and most, about 90%, do not even know it. Completing a quick survey can determine whether or not you are at risk. Prevention is the only cure for diabetes.
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a year long educational course that aims to help adults who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes that can help them avoid or delay onset of the diabetes.
This group uses a CDC-approved curriculum to teach you how making small changes can help you live a happier, healthier life. It offers motivation and support and is open to all individuals regardless of insurance or Y membership status. Registration is required. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
Class starts March 2018. Contact Marilyn Legrow, Community Health Specialist, for more information: (434)348-8074 ex. 115.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Control Program are designed to help adult participants who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes to gain skills in reducing their risk of developing the condition or in managing it. The program is delivered by a trained Lifestyle Coach through peer-facilitation and motivational interviewing techniques. It is a 12 week educational course that aims to assist individuals in making lifestyle changes that will help to lower A1C levels and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week by the last week of the program.