YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity, and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The YMCA of Northern Utah has partnered with Weber Morgan Health Department in hopes to lower diabetes and bring awareness about prevention to the Salt Lake Valley. Watch video to find out more!
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.
Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with pre-diabetes.
For more information about our Diabetes Prevention Program please contact Stephanie Norton-Bredl by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 801.839.3380.