The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is specifically for people who are overweight and have "pre-diabetes" or are at risk for acquiring Type 2 diabetes. It is group-based and provides a full year of support.  The program is delivered in 16, one-hour weekly sessions and 8 one-hour monthly sessions,  facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. We’ll cover nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program that uses a group lifestyle intervention designed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program has been proven to cut people’s chances of developing the disease by more than half. You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.

Class locations vary and are held throughout the Greater Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin. 

Learn more by reading our "story" on the YUSA website; http://www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention

Call 612-465-0545 or 612-465-0489 to register or get additional information.  If you have Medicare you can register for NO COST through 6/30/15.  To determine if your insurance provider covers the Program, contact 1-800-237-4942 .  If you are not covered by insurance the program is still available to you.  Self pay is an option, cost for a full year access (16 weekly core sessions plus 8 monthly sessions maintenance) is $429, YMCA members receive a $50 discount.  Pricing discounts/scholarships are available with proof of low income.