Measurable progress, unlimited support.

Pre-diabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to Type II diabetes, and 86 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle.

As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a small classroom setting to encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes can benefit their health.

During the program participants will discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem-solving, and much more.

Are You At Risk?

Take this quiz to find out!

Who Can Participate?

  • To qualify for the program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25; BMI > 22 for Asian individuals), and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A blood test, a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes, or a qualifying risk score confirms this risk.
  • Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

Did You Know…

  • According to the CDC roughly 35% of U.S. adults have pre diabetes and few are aware that they are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58%.


  • To reduce body weight by 7%
  • To increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

Sessions run throughout the year.

  • Thursdays at 6:15pm beginning May 30
  • Fridays at 10:30 am beginning June 14th.
Ask if you are eligible for Medicare coverage.

For more details contact our Diabetes Prevention Coordinator:

Lisa O’Connor
Wellness Director
 203.775.4444 x 135