YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Program
Refine Your Health / Transform Your Life
Starts Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm in Classroom 102
Christ Church at Grove Farm
Register using the form below.
A trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and three sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions.
Out of the 29 million Americans who live with diabetes, 8 million do not know they have diabetes - that’s 1 in 4. And 9 out of 10 with prediabetes have no idea they are at risk for the disease. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.
Reduce body weight by 7%
Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
Participants who qualify for the program must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BM! > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value or a clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy. If a blood value or diagnosis is not available, a qualifying risk score may be used to enroll.
Participants will receive a notebook which contains worksheets and handouts for them to use in each of the sessions of the lifestyle intervention. Participants will also receive a weekly journal and be asked to track their food and physical activity during the · program.
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program uses a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved curriculum in the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.