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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program to expand
Families, Health, People

 

The YMCA has a unique program for the prevention of diabetes that is expanding to the East Central Community Center.

 

The Diabetes Prevention Program will expand this October. The YMCA of the Inland Northwest received a $4,500 grant from the Greenstone Foundation.

 

This money will help the Diabetes Prevention Program to reach out to people and offer a year-long program at a considerably reduced price. The program helps those at risk for developing type two diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.

 

Participants work with each other in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits. The program is led by a trained lifestyle coach in a classroom setting. The classes are delivered over a 12 month period. The program starts with 16 weekly sessions and follows with one class a month. 

 

The full cost of the program is $350. With the grant, the cost is only $15. Anyone who meets the qualification criterion can participate. 

 

In order to qualify for the program, you must be 18-years-old, have a Body Mass Index equal to or over 25 and have prediabetes or be at high risk for type two diabetes. Anyone who has already been diagnosed with type one or type two diabetes does not qualify for the program.

 

For more information or to see if you qualify for the program, contact the Healthy Living Coordinator, Mindy Wallis at (509) 777-9622 ext. 446 or by email at healthyliving@ymcaspokane.org 

 

 

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