Prevent Type 2 Diabetes!

Do you know if you have prediabetes? Would you like to lose weight? Do you want to feel better and have more energy?

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you get healthy to prevent type 2 diabetes.

In this Y program, you will have the support of your group and a Lifestyle Coach to help you:

  • Lose weight and learn about nutrition
  • Learn how to become more active
  • Manage stress
  • Learn how to stay motivated

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is offered year-round in 7 counties in metro Denver, including the five YMCA Wellness Centers and over 20 community sites. Virtual sessions are also offered. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE along with payment plans. 

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be 

  • at least 18 years old 
  • overweight (BMI>25, Asian adults, BMI>22)
  • at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

Program cost for those who qualify may be covered by some Medicare insurance plans, scholarship assistance and payment plans.

IF YOU QUALIFY ENROLL HERE

SI CALIFICA HAGA CLICK AQUI PARA MATRICULARSE

More Questions?
Call or email us at communityhealth@denverymca.org or 720 524 2747.

Para Español 720-680-2993

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Enrolling now for classes. Both virtual and in person options are available

Abierta matricula para todas las clases. Las clases estan disponibles en persona o virtuales usando Zoom

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Additional Resources

Can I enroll in this class if I have Type 2 Diabetes?

No this is a prevention program. It is designed for people who are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. There is a different program to help those who have a diagnosis manage their diabetes- DSME

How long is the program?

The program meets for 26 sessions over a year-long period. The first 16 sessions are every week, the next few sessions meet bi-weekly and the last 6 sessions are once a month. It is important to check your calendar to make sure you can make the commitment to attend classes for the full year as we know people who attend most of the classes have better results!

How much does it cost?

The total cost for the program is $500. Some Medicare Part B plans will cover the cost and you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. We provide financial assistance for those who need it through a scholarship (link to application) as well as a monthly payment plan. The monthly payment is $41.66 per month.

Do we exercise during class meetings?

No, you will not be asked to exercise during the meeting, instead you will learn different strategies for being active and may be able to try some out during the class period. The main focus of the meeting is to learn new skills, share information with your group members and feel supported in making changes in your habits and routines.

If I don't qualify for the program but I still want help. What can I do?

There are many other programs that the Y offers that you can join! Kickstart Your Confidence is a 12-week program similar to the Diabetes Prevention Program. It is a program designed to help you develop healthier habits and gain confidence in reaching your healthy weight! In this 12-week program you will meet in a supportive group led by a trained coach to learn about healthy eating, being active and effective goal setting. You will also meet fitness and nutrition staff to gain extra support. See more here: The Y also offers the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program which is a 4 month program designed to help support people with high blood pressure. In this program you will learn the causes of high blood pressure and how to control it through eating healthy and proper at home measurements.