Diabetes is a serious
health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high
blood pressure and blindness. Prediabetes is potentially reversible
condition that often leads to type 2 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, 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 maintain your overall well-being.