YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program





The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is asking you to help us find 1 million Americans at risk for diabetes.

Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people. Another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only about 9 million are aware of it. Chances are each American knows at least one person with diabetes and the likelihood that they know one of the 86 million people with prediabetes is even greater. Studies have shown that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by making some lifestyle changes.

Prediabetes may be reversible; diabetes has no cure. Although there are many factors involved in determining your risk for type 2 diabetes, learning your risk is quick and easy.

Help us prevent one million new cases of diabetes! Take the test; share the test! Visit YMCA.NET/DIABETES to learn more and share it with ten friends.


Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and blindness. Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to diabetes, and 79 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.


Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.

To learn more about the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s diabetes and healthy living programs, please contact Matt Merritt or Kiana Trabue at (513) 731-0115 or ydpp@cincinnatiymca.org


Key Resource: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/problems.htm