"It’s not about how long you live, it’s about how well you live."

Did you know... 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, but 93% don’t know they have it. The YMCA and Skinny Gene Project are working together to lower the risk for individuals in our community through the Diabetes Prevention Program.  This 12 month-long program offers participants the support they need to make important healthy lifestyle changes. Program is FREE for members!  

During the first half of the program, you will learn to:  

  • Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
  • Add physical activity to your life, even if you don’t think you have time
  • Deal with stress
  • Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
  • Get back on track if you stray from your plan—because everyone slips now and then

In the second half of the program, you will enhance the skills you’ve learned so you can maintain the changes you’ve made. These sessions will review key ideas such as tracking your food and physical activity, setting goals, staying motivated and overcoming barriers.You may learn some new information too.The lifestyle coach and small group will continue to support you.

Next session starts on October 4 - don't wait to make healthy changes. For more information and to see if you qualify for the program, please email Erica at [email protected].

*The Skinny Gene Project’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program that is recognized by the CDC for effectively being able to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.