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Health & Fitness

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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Our Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-month small-group program that helps people who are at high risk for Type-2 diabetes reduce their risk by making simple, healthier lifestyle choices.

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Research has shown that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.

Lowering the risk with healthier choices

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk by beginning and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Why should I participate?

You will learn from a trained lifestyle coach how to make small changes that can help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Who qualifies?

People 18 years or older who are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

How does it work?

Our year-long program begins with 16 weekly sessions to build momentum followed by three sessions held every other week and concluding with six monthly sessions.

What are the program goals?

  • Lose at least 7 percent of your body weight
  • Build up to 150 minutes of physical activity every week

Is there a program fee?

Yes, there is a fee. To learn more about fees, payment plans and financial assistance, please fill out our Diabetes Prevention Program Interest Form.

Get started today

To learn more about DPP, register above for one of our information sessions. If you are unable to attend a session and have more questions, please fill out our Diabetes Prevention Program Interest Form. A copy of our Privacy Practices is also available here for download.

Interest Form Doctor Referral Form (PDF) Privacy Practices

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YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Association Office
1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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