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 612-230-9622 to register or get additional information.  If you qualify and have MEDICARE you can register for NO COST through early 2015.  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.