More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 34 million people

in the United States, but 1 in 4 do not know that they have it. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 88 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.

The Y can help!

Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with prediabetes. To find out if you are at risk, download this test. Then share the test results with our YMCA Diabetes Program Coordinator.  Drop off at our Member Services Desk or mail to us: Henderson Family YMCA 380 Ruin Creek Road Henderson, NC 27536.