The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps people adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles to reduce their risks of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a group setting, a trained coach helps participants change their lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics include: nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, and staying motivated. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help them maintain their progress. YMCA membership is offered to participants during the last 12 weeks of the program. People with health insurance provided by United Healthcare should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1.800.237.4942. Sign up for our interest list and we will reach out to you about our next session.