NDPP-header-850x241National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

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.

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. Selfpay cost: $320. Grant available for eligible participants whose insurance will not cover the program.

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We are making a difference, thanks to the strong support of our community.

Mission Statement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.