Michiana Family YMCA

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Diabetes Prevention Program
offered by the Michiana Family YMCA

Are you at risk? You can take control with the help of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by 60%.

The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants 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.

You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.

Contact Natalie Tavernier, Community Health Coordinator, for more information at 574-287-9622 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Watch YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program featured on Experience Michiana.
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