Diabetes Prevention Program



Over 86 million American Adults—more than 1 out of 3— have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. The Centers for Disease Control Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk. This is done by educating participants on healthy eating, physical activity and decision making through on-site meetings and group activities. This FREE program will be delivered by educated and / or certified individuals from both the Carlisle Family YMCA and Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The program is made possible through a grant from Community Aid.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  • Yearlong program – Meetings once a week for first 6 months, then once a month for last 6 months
  • Small group, supportive environment (max of 15 people)
  • Classroom based education
  • Learn healthier eating habits and increase physical activity to reduce risk
  • Y membership not required; reduced rates for participants who qualify

GOALS

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adults 18 years old and up
  • Overweight (BMI of > 24 kg/M2 or > 22 kg/M2 if Asian)
  • At risk for or have been diagnosed with prediabetes* (Confirmed via 1 of 3 blood tests or previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If no blood test, a qualifying risk assessment score)
  • Commitment from participant for the year – Attending a minimum of 9 meetings in the first 6 months and minimum of 3 meetings the last 6 months

*Individuals diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program

  • Ages: 18 years old and up
  • Member Fee: FREE!!
  • Non-Member Fee: FREE!!
  • Location: Carlisle Family YMCA
  • Sessions: Begins May 12, 2016
  • Schedule: Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm