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Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with pre-diabetes. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes.

Begins July 9


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The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.


The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 core sessions, followed by maintenance sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.

Discussion topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.

Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.


  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
  • You will aim to reach these goals by learning strategies for healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.


Please contact our Welcome Center for more details at 215.949.3400


Participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI 25 or over), and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes* by a health care provider. 

You can still be eligible for the program even if you have not been diagnosed with prediabetes by a medical professional.

To see if you may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and eligible for the program – take theAm I At Risk quiz.

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

For more information contact Lisa Schwartzer at or  215.839.6473

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We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.