Take control of your good health with the Diabetes Prevention Program at the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?

Please review the following statements:

> My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told I have high blood pressure

> I have been told that my cholesterol levels are elevated

> I am fairly inactive. I am NOT physically active more than two times a week

> I have or had a parent or sibling with diabetes

> I have had gestational diabetes   (diabetes during pregnancy) or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds

> I am 45 years of age or older

If you answered “Yes” to two or more statements above, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program. This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.

DID YOU KNOW?

> About 86 million American adults have prediabetes.

> People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease.

> Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve disease.

> Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease.

You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can decrease the number of new type 2 diabetes cases and give patients at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living.

Please join us weekly via zoom for a lifestyle change program.

Program Goals:

> Reduce body weight by 7%
> Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
> Sustainable weight loss with better eating habits

In order to qualify for the program, participants must be at least 18 years of age, overweight (BMI ≥25)* and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or diagnosed with prediabetes†.
† Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this * Asian individual(s) BMI > 22

Class starts November 16!

FREE FOR MEMBERS

For information about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact: DPP@ymcanj.org or call Terrell Wilson at 732.741.2504, ext. 235.


YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, (“YMCA”) and the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States of America (“YMCA of the USA”), have made a commitment to collaborate on efforts to support a national movement to increase awareness and take measures to prevent diabetes and its complications among groups at risk, and to help support treatment outcomes for individuals who have confirmed diagnoses or indications of prediabetes by promoting an effective lifestyle change. The parties referenced above do not warrant or guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants, with respect to diabetes prevention.