YMCA of Sandusky County

Diabetes Prevention Program

DID YOU KNOW?

34.2 million Americans have diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.

88 million Americans have prediabetes

People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.

The Good News

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can lose weight and learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

58% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and 71% of new cases in individuals over age 60 can be prevented

through programs like the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

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 24 one-hour sessions.

Program Goals:

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

After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet biweekly and then monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is nationally recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Enrollment

Please email Angie Schroeder, Wellness Director at aschroeder@ymcafremont.org or call her at 419-332-9622.

We are enrolling now.

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Can I Participate?

Use the checklists to find out if you are eligible to participate:
Diabetes Prevention Program Form

DO YOU MEET THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS?

Please check each box that is true:

DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?

Please check each box that is true:

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.1

TAKE THE TEST – KNOW YOUR SCORE!

Answer these seven questions - for each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed:

Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?
Yes - 1 point; No - 0 point
Do you have a parent with diabetes?
Yes - 1 point; No - 0 point
Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes?
Yes - 1 point; No - 0 point
Find your height on the chart. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?
Yes - 5 points; No - 0 point
Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day?
Yes - 5 points; No - 0 point
Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?
Yes - 5 points; No - 0 point
Are you 65 years of age or older?
Yes - 9 points; No - 0 point

If you scored a 9 or higher, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes and may qualify for the program. This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.

*Asian individual(s) BMI > 22

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

Based on Herman WH, Smith PJ, Thomason TJ, Englegau MM, Aubert RE. A new and simple questionnaire to identify people at risk for undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes Care 1995 Mar;18(3);382-7.

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