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Diabetes Prevention Program

dppDiabetes 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.


Register Today!

All participants will receive a complimentary three-month Adult membership to the Greater Joliet Area YMCA. Current YMCA Facility Members will receive a credit on their membership account equal to the value of three months of an Adult Membership at their primary branch location. Community Members will receive a three-month Adult membership at no charge and will be eligible to join as a Facility Member and pay a $0 joiner’s fee after the first three months. Payment plans are available for program fees for this year-long program. Financial assistance is also available for those who qualify.

AVAILABLE CLASS TIMES:

PrintMondays, 9 a.m.
Healing Arts Pavilion- Presence Health
16615 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60586

Tuesdays, 11 a.m
C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 Wallin Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544

Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Presence St. Joseph- Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 Wallin Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544

To register and/or learn more information, please contact:

Susan Krause
Health and Wellness Director
(815) 267-8600, ext. 214
skrause@jolietymca.org

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