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. 

Primary goals:  
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.

Program Curriculum
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.

Find out More

Take a test to see if this class is right for you:  CLICK HERE

To find out more about the program and each session:  CLICK HERE

Your insurance may cover the cost of the program. Come to the first class to fill out the paperwork for insurance and find out all the details. Our facilitators will help with all registrations and paperwork needed. If you have an interest or are just curious, come and find out more, no pressure to register. You can make your decision once you have all the info.


If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Roethlisberger, Facilitator