The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is specifically for people who are overweight and have "pre-diabetes" or are at risk for acquiring Type 2 diabetes. It is group-based and delivered over 16, one-hour core sessions facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach. We’ll cover nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification. Monthly maintenance meetings follow the core sessions.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program that uses a group lifestyle intervention designed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program has been proven to cut people’s chances of developing the disease by more than half. You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.
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Click below to see if you qualify for the Program:
Class locations will vary and will be held throughout the Chattanooga area
Current Locations: All locations are currently enrolling participants
Other Locations TBD:
Please check back for updates on new locations, times & dates.
Please contact 1-800-237-4942 to determine insurance provider eligibility. If you are not covered by insurance the program is still available to you.
If interested in participating please contact:
Megan Vermeer (423) 877-3517, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator