Diabetes and its associated complications cost the national economy of the US approximately $198 billion annually. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. The risk for stroke and heart attack is 2 to 4 times higher in individuals with diabetes. Diabetes accounts for 17% of all deaths for ages through 25.The YMCA'S Diabetes prevention program is designed for Overweight* Adults (18+) with pre-diabetes, confirmed via one of 4 blood tests or have two or more risk factors.
The Y's Diabetes Prevention Program is facilitated by a trained Y Diabetes Lifestyle coach. The program is an individualized lifestyle change program that is evidence-based which means - no tweaking the program. The goal for the participants is to reach 7% loss of body weight and maintenance of weight loss through reduction of fat grams in their diet and perform 150 minutes per week of physical activity.
The 12 month program is made up of 16 core 1-hour sessions that are delivered over 20 weeks.
Once completed we follow up with maintenance sessions for the remainder of the year. Groups of 8-15 people in a classroom setting meet weekly to discuss and educate themselves on strategies to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
These sessions are held at the Y, or any location that meets the needs of participants. We can even offer these classes at your place of work.The program has had proven success. If you or anyone you know may be at risk for developing diabetes contact Mary Ann Genuario, Program Coordinator, at 203-762-8384 x-282.
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