YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.
- Reduce body weight by 7%
- Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes** by a healthcare provider.
Schedule of Upcoming Classes
**Wednesdays at 1pm beginning June 26th-
Jim & Heather Gills YMCA – 3200 1st Ave S St Petersburg
**Mondays at 9am beginning July 22nd-
Sunshine Senior Center - St. Petersburg
**Tuesdays at 10:45am beginning August 6th-
NHU Whole Health Center in Pinellas Park
**Wednesdays at 5:45pm beginning August 28th-
Northside Medical Plaza - St. Petersburg
*Asian individual(s) BMI > 22
**Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.**To confirm if the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a covered benefit under you health insurance, contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at 1-800-237-4942.
For more information contact:
YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION COORDINATOR
727.895.9622 ext. 219