Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes is not a problem in the United States, it’s an epidemic. More than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. What’s astounding is that the number of people with pre-diabetes is 86 million. Experts agree that unless these adults take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, most of them will develop this incurable disease within 10 years.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.
Featuring a CDC-approved curriculum, this yearlong program includes 16 weekly sessions, plus additional monthly sessions, in a classroom-based setting. Our goal is to help you reduce your body weight by seven percent and increase your activity level to 150 minutes per week.
Want a little more insight? Read Lynn’s story.
Adults with a BMI of 25 or above, who are at risk or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, are eligible to participate.
Are You At Risk? Find out here.
Discounts and scholarship funds are available. Additionally, your health care provider (e.g. United Health Care) may cover additional costs.
Mondays, 2-3 p.m.
Presence St. Joseph- Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-Noon
C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 Wallin Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Healing Arts Pavilion- Presence Health
16615 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60586
To register and/or learn more information, please contact:
Health and Wellness Director
(815) 267-8600, ext. 214