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Diabetes Prevention Program

Let's Talk Prediabetes
A FREE Virtual Event
Monday, November 30 at 5:30 PM

Think you may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? If you are over 40, overweight or have a family history of diabetes, then this event is for you!

Take the Prediabetes Risk Assessment Here.Then join us for a live Q & A with local health care practitioners. Click here for Flyer on Let’s Talk Prediabetes.

Register for the event Here.

The first 40 Shasta County participants can receive a prize bag at KIXE PBS, 603 N. Market St., Redding on Wednesday, December 2 from 9 AM-11AM.

UPDATE:  New Diabetes Prevention Program Session postponed. Stay tuned for updates on start date as we watch and monitor the current COVID-19 situation.


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.



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 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 their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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.

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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