Diabetes affects more and more people each year, both nationally and right here in Western New York. Research has found that people with pre-diabetes – a condition in which blood sugar levels are high, but not yet high enough to meet the criteria for diabetes – can make lifestyle changes to reduce their odds of diabetes.
- DELAWARE FAMILY YMCA
Mondays 6:45-7:45 pm Session begins May 2
- INDEPENDENT HEALTH FAMILY BRANCH YMCA
Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm Session begins April 25
- KEN-TON FAMILY YMCA
Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am Session begins May 7
- SOUTHTOWNS FAMILY YMCA
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 pm Session begins May 3
- WILLIAM-EMSLIE FAMILY YMCA
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm Session begins May 17
Our 12-month prevention program is designed for those diagnosed with prediabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes. The program includes 16 weekly, one-hour sessions covering diet, exercise, and behavior modification (plus access to the Y). We then meet monthly for continued support and maintenance.
In order to qualify for the program, participants must be at high risk for developing diabetes. A referral from your physician is preferred or you can download the referral form. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to be eligible. Fees are covered in full for most participants with BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. Independent Health members pay a $50 registration fee. Self-pay cost: $320. Grant available for those with Medicaid and considered for qualified participants whose insurance will not cover the program.