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It is estimated that half of Shasta County adults have pre-diabetes, and most don’t know it. The good news is, with a little exercise and change in diet, it can often be reversed. That is where the Shasta Family YMCA can help.

Pre-diabetes is real and if left untreated is likely to develop into Type 2 Diabetes within 5 years unless preventative action is taken. 

Why Participate In A Lifestyle Change Program?

Lifestyle change programs, such as the one offered through the Shasta Family YMCA, are proven to motivate and support people with pre-diabetes to make practical, real-life changes and cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half. That is a big deal!

By joining the Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, you will lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health! To join, call the prevention program coordinator at 530-768-2185 or keep reading for more information about the program.  

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  TAKE THIS QUICK TEST TO FIND OUT.




To participate in the program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older. 
  • Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)
  • 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 pre-diabetes.  The program is delivered over 12 months and is designed to help participants lose 7% of their body weight while increasing 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 hour) 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.

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.

To find out more about Prediabetes in Shasta County, visit


Locations: Shasta Family YMCA
Category: General Wellness