Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and blindness. If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, 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 the condition can pose to your health. Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle health coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining you overall well-being. We are currently gathering names for the up-coming classes, so if you are interested, please contact Cassie Ruby or Ellen Hogeland at the Y (785) 825.2151.
FAQ SHEET (coming soon)
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.
- Stay tuned for upcoming sessions. If interested in getting a class started, contact the Salina YMCA at 825.2151.
Location: Salina Family YMCA
Program Costs: $429.00
- Fasting Plasma Glucose: (prediabetes must be 100-125)
- Score of 9 or higher on the Prediabetes Risk Assessment (link above)
- I have a diagnosis of gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy.
- I have a sibling with diabetes.
- I get little or no physical activity on a typical day.
- I have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 lbs.
- I have a BMI of greater than 25
- I am 65 years or older
- Having an elevated A1c or fasting glucose
***The primary risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes is poor nutrition and physical inactivity
For more information please contact:
Cassie Ruby - B.A. Science and Human Nutrition
Diabetes Prevention Coordinator
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