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.
Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older.
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the Y is here to help you! Led by trained lifestyle coaches, the program strives to help participants achieve two primary goals:
- Reduce body weight by 7%
- Increase physical activity for 150 minutes per week
FIND OUT IF YOU ARE AT RISK BY TAKING OUR RISK QUIZ!
|For each "Yes" answer below,
add the number of points listed:
|Are you a man or woman?||Man (1 point)||Woman (0 points)|
|If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?||1||0|
|Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?||1||0|
|Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?||1||0|
|Are you physically active?||0||1|
|How old are you?||
Younger than 40 years
60 years or older
|What is your weight category?||(See chart below)|
* If you scored a 5 or higher, you are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
At-Risk Weight Chart
Yes, there is a program fee to participate, however, your insurance plan may cover the cost. The Y also offers financial assistance and grant funding to help offset participant fees.
Registration is open for upcoming classes across the Greater St. Louis region. If you are interested in attending a class, please call 314-421-8838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call our Community Health Department at 314-421-8838 or email email@example.com.