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YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Do you qualify?
Take the YMCA's Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test to see. . .it only takes a minute.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, which proves that through healthier eating, increased physical activity, and a small amount of weight loss, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for help with maintaining your progress.
This program takes place in various locations around the Treasure Valley.
This is a fee-based program.
- Financial Assistance and payment plans are available
- This program is eligible for up to $200 in Preventative Health Assistance (PHA) vouchers. If you are a Medicaid participant, you can apply for PHA vouchers from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.s
- UnitedHealthcare members should check with their employer for program availability, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.
This program is offered throughout the year in a variety of sessions.The next session begins on January 14, 2014!
For questions about the program, including cost, location, schedule, and upcoming sessions, please contact Pamela at:
(208) 284 3339