"Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure and blindness. Prediabetes is potentially reversable condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, and 79 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 and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.
Based on effective efforts researched by the National Instistues of Health, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Through the program you will receive supporrt and encouragment from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaing your overall well-being."