The Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with prediabetes and those at high risk for prediabetes. Prediabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diabetes.
An individual with prediabetes can delay or prevent type 2 (T2) diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise, resulting in a modest weight loss, often work to delay or prevent progression to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
You will learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 12-month diabetes prevention program. Your group will meet virtually with a trained Diabetes Prevention Program facilitator. Participants receive a one-year membership to the Superior YMCA.
Complete the CDC prediabetes risk test below. Add up the number of points associated with each answer to learn your risk for prediabetes.
You have an increased risk for prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.
Classes begin September 2021. Classes will be held in person at the Superior YMCA.
Register for one of the following options:
Minimum 4 participants per class. Max 20 per class.
FREE! ($429 Value). This cost is fully covered by Essentia Health and the Superior Douglas County Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign
Contact Health & Wellness Director Jen Rosnau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-392-5611 Ext 115
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been involved in extensive research on prediabetes and diabetes in the United States. Their findings suggest that this disease continues to be a growing issue for people of all ages and backgrounds: