NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH: REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES
Learn more about the YMCA’s diabetes prevention program, Prevent T2: Diabetes Prevention
In the YMCA’s “PreventT2: Diabetes Prevention Program,” a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small-group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, behavior changes and weight loss can help them reduce their risk of developing diabetes. Any adult 18 years or older who has a prediabetes diagnosis or is at risk for Type 2 diabetes, and you don’t have to be a Y member.
The YMCA’s program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
This year, the YMCA and American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is embracing a message of hope. It’s about coming together to empower one another—regardless of background or circumstance. Because hope is greater than fear. Unity is greater than division. And actions are greater than words. Together, we can conquer this disease and everything that comes with it.
Did you know?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows that:
29 million Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
86 million Americans have prediabetes—but 9 out of 10 people do not know they have it.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States
Our program can help you get on track – and stay on track – for a healthier you. The lifestyle changes outlined in our program—modest weight loss, healthy eating, reducing stress, and regular physical activity—have been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more here: https://nmymca.org/programs/healthy-living/
For more information, contact the Y’s Healthy Living Director Kim Adie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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