Weight Management/Diabetes Prevention Program

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Contact the YMCA Healthy Living Center Coordinator at 208 344 5502 ext 207 for information on sessions and schedules.


To find out if you may be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes or are interested in enrolling in the program complete the inquiry form below.
Inquiry Form

Participant Testimonial

“Before joining the Diabetes Prevention Program, I was unsure of where to turn for help and support in losing weight and learning how to live a healthier lifestyle. I didn’t have the tools necessary to make the changes I needed to make on my own. I was introduced to the program through my employer and though excited about the opportunity to learn a new way of life, I didn’t have much confidence in myself that I would be successful. After spending a year in the program, I not only learned the tools necessary to be successful at a lifestyle change, I also gained confidence in myself. The Diabetes Prevention Program, through coaching and group support, helped me learn how to eat healthier and increase my physical activity. I am now confident in my ability to reach my weight loss and fitness goals and will use the tools I learned to live a healthier lifestyle.”
-Tamara, DPP Participant

This program has two goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 5-7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week

CDC Recognition SealThe Weight Management Program uses the CDC’s evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum designed to help people with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This 12-month program offers a full year of support and empowers participants to develop the tools necessary for establishing healthier eating habits and increasing physical activity. Throughout the year, participants work together in small groups of 8-15 to develop strategies to common barriers to lifestyle change, such as stress, lack of support, and coping with triggers. Together, these positive changes may help reduce the risk of developing or manage ongoing chronic diseases such as prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. This is a behavior modification program that requires personal commitment.

Depending on the health insurance plan, there may be coverage options for you, please contact us to see what you may be eligible for. For questions regarding coverage, contact Megan Johnson at 208 344 5502 ext 207.

NOW ENROLLING for sessions in the following communities:

  • Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Caldwell)
  • Twin Falls

For sending referrals or protected health information, please fax to our HIPAA Fax: 888-965-4924

The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every individual is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page.

People with health insurance should check with their employer or health insurer.

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St Lukes


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The Treasure Valley Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to improving the nation’s health. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact the Y for more information. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) uses a CDC-developed curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. DPP may or may not be a covered benefit under your health insurance policy, worksite wellness program, Medicare Plan, or other applicable federally funded healthcare program. To find out whether the DPP is covered under your policy and to determine any cost-sharing responsibilities, contact your insurance company, health plan administrator, wellness program sponsor, Medicare or Medicaid. Any dispute regarding coverage of the DPP should be brought to your insurance provider or benefit program administrator. Treasure Valley Family YMCA does not warrant or guarantee any specific outcome for the DPP participants with respect to diabetes prevention. 

Treasure Valley Family YMCA complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color. National origin, age, disability, or sex.

 ATTENTION: Language assistance services are provided to you free of charge.

Page updated 09/12/2019