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%
- Engage in regular physical activity
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 woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?||1||0|
|Do you have a parent with diabetes?||1||0|
|Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes?||1||0|
|Find your height on the chart below. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height? (BMI >25)||5||0|
|Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day?||5||0|
|Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?||5||0|
|Are you 65 years of age or older?||9||0|
|TOTAL ALL POINTS FOR "YES" RESPONSES:|
* If you scored a 9 or higher, you are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
At-Risk Weight Chart
|Height Weight (lbs)||Height Weight (lbs)||Height Weight (lbs)|
|4'10" 129||5'4" 157||5'10" 188|
|4'11" 133||5'5" 162||5'11" 193|
|5' 138||5'6' 167||6' 199|
|5'1" 143||5'7" 172||6'1" 204|
|5'2" 147||5'8" 177||6'2" 210|
|5'3" 152||5'9" 182||6'3" 216|
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.