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YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

LIVING COMPASS

EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S

PATHWAY TO A HEALTHIER WEIGHT

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YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.


In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include healthier eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming
stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.


Program Goals:

        • Reduce body weight by 7%
        • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week


You must be overweight and have a diagnosis of pre diabetes or overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes to qualify for the program. To find out if you qualify* or to register contact Ellie at (414) 357-2820 or eduyser@ymcamke.org.


*Note: Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee would like to thank UnitedHealthcare for its continued support of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program within the Urban Campus.  This program provides people with prediabetes the information and tools they need to take control of their health and tackle this disease.