YMCA Announces New Diabetes Prevention Program
The St. Charles County Family YMCA is launching its Diabetes Prevention Program to help those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of
developing the disease. Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
Classes begin on September 26th on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The program is held at the St. Charles County Family YMCA, 3900 Shady Springs Lane, St. Peters, 63376. Program goals are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include healthier eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for
added support to help them maintain their progress.
For information about program fees, financial assistance or to see if you qualify contact: Joyce Hoth, Community
Health Coordinator 314-436-1177 www.ymcastlouis.org
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.