How do I Participate?
In order to qualify for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI>25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
Only a doctor can diagnose you with prediabetes. The following test results are qualifiers for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.
If you answer yes to at least two of the following criteria you may also be eligible for the program:
Click the button below to take our online risk assessment.
Memorial Hospital of South Bend joins hospitals and health systems across the country in moving from treating outcomes to preventing problems; taking treatment out of the hospital - keeping the community healthier through education and early intervention. The federal government-required Community Heath Needs Assessment(CHNA) conducted by Memorial identified DIABETES as one of the most significant healthcare concerns in our area. With the continued commitment and support of the YMCA and other partner organizations, to improve the overall health status of St. Joseph County, Memorial’s Community Health Enhancement is pleased to make local health data and resources available to our community and help promote our partnerships’ successful results.
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Ackerman, R.T., & Marrero, D.G. (2007). Adapting the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for delivery in the community: the YMCA model. The Diabetes Educator, 33, 69-77.
Ackerman, R.T., Finch, E.A., Brizendine, E., Zhou, H., & Marrero, D.G. (2008). Translating the diabetes prevention program into the community. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 35(4), 357-363.
Hobson, K. (2010, April 13). UnitedHealth to pay Walgreens, YMCA, for progress on diabetes. Wall Street Journal, Martin, A. (2009, October 6). Getting the drop on diabetes. Market Watch.
Knowler, W.C., Barrett-Conner, E., Fowler, S.E., Hamman, R.F., & Lachin, J.M. (2002). Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. New England Journal of Medicine, 346(6), 393-403.
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Diabetes Prevention Program