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Diabetes Prevention Program

The numbers don't lie:  1/2 of Shasta County adults have prediabetes. 

But with a little exercise and a change in diet, it often can be reversed.  Prediabetes is real and if left untreated is likely to develop into Type 2 Diabetes within 5 years unless preventative action is taken, and that is where the SHASTA FAMILY YMCA can help.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program for those diagnosed with prediabetes.  The program is delivered over 12 months and is designed to help participants lose 7% of their body weight and increase physical activity in order to reduce thier risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  

PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS

To participate in the program, you must be:

• 18 years or older.
• Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)*, and
• Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.** 

  •  Hemoglobin A1C between 5.7%-6.4%
  •  Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) between 100-125 mg/dL
  •  2- hour plasma glucose (OGTT) between 140-199 mg/dL

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.  To assess your diabetes risk, take this test.  

THE PROGRAM - PROVEN RESULTS

The program is 12-months in duration and the participant commitment is for the entire 12-month period. The program includes 25 (1-hr) sessions over the course of one year.

Phase 1 includes 16 weekly sessions
Phase 2 includes 4 bi-weekly sessions and 5 monthly sessions.

The goals of the program are to lose 7% of your body weight and gradually increase your physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention program (DPP) is part of the Centers for Disease Control Diabetes Prevention program and is also endorsed by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance. Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like ours can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%. We will work with you through our YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program to be sure you receive the best possible support and advice.

We’ll teach you ways to eat healthier, increase physical activity and how to make other changes to improve your overall health and well-being. Lifestyle changes like this can prevent or delay development of Type 2 diabetes for those at high risk.  In addition, you will get access to fitness programs, peer support, and many incentives for change.

Session Topics Include:

  Ways to Eat Less Fat
  Tip the Calorie Balance
  Take Charge of What’s around you
  Problem Solving
  Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
  You Can Manage Stress
  Ways to Stay Motivated

The participant fee for the program is $429 after grant funding is applied (50% of the total cost of $858), and monthly payment options ($36/month) are available.  Grant funding is available for a limited time only.

  • The $429 fee may be covered if you are a qualified member of Partnership HealthPlan
  • Monthly payment options ($36/month) and financial assistance is available at the YMCA for anyone who qualifies.

Call 768-2185 for more information or to enroll today.

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