YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is now virtual!

Join class from the convenience of your home and benefit from the convenience of maintaining your progress even while out of town.

One in three American adults has prediabetes. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is currently available at 202 Ys throughout the country, including the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. This evidence-based program has shown that by increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight, a person with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

View the video testimonial from a YDPP participant: “It Will Truly Change Your Life.”

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Are you at risk for developing diabetes?

Risk factors to consider:

  • My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told I have high blood pressure
  • I have been told that my cholesterol levels are elevated
  • I am fairly inactive. I am NOT physically active more than two times a week
  • I have or had a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • I have had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • I am 45 years of age or older

Take the RISK TEST:

Could You Have Prediabetes? Take the Risk Test

What are classes like?

Classes are one hour long and held once per week during the first 16 weeks of the program.  They then graduate to meeting every other week for several sessions, then once per month to finish the year.  Course material includes learning fundamental nutrition information specifically centered on how to apply that knowledge, food journal applications, stress management and physical activity education.

Who qualifies for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program?

To qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be 18 or older, overweight/obese (Body Mass Index > 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

What is the cost?

ONLY $35.75 per month for 12 months.  A FREE one year YMCA membership is included with the program – A VALUE OF $360! DPP participants receive full access to each branch including exercise classes and facility use.  Financial assistance is available.

Do you meet the program requirements?

  • I am at least 18 years old
  • I am overweight (BMI > 25)
  • I am at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by a healthcare provider

You can take control

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a the result of a landmark five-year trial that offers proof  Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable.  Start your journey toward health today.


For more information about our Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact:

Holly Daniels, Evidence-Based Program Coordinator
Email Holly or Call 817.419.9629 ext. 4301

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