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The Y Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) is a lifestyle change program for individuals at risk for Type II Diabetes.   

This year-long program is delivered virtually with a trained Lifestyle coach over a total of 26 sessions. The program focuses on tracking calories and activity, while providing nutrition education for a winning combination.

An estimated 86 million Americans ages 20 years and older have prediabetes and 89% of those individuals have no idea that they are at risk.

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National Institute of Health research has shown that programs like the YDPP reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in people over 60.  

Benefits of the Y Diabetes Prevention program include: 

  • A safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing and learning in private. 
  • Making new friends. You will support each other as you all trade old habits for healthier new ones. 
  • Working as a group. You don’t have to figure this out alone. 
  • The new energy and confidence that comes with losing weight and reducing your risk for diabetes. 

Program Goals:

  • Lose 5-7% body fat  
  • Increase physical activity to 150 min per week 

Who Qualifies for YDPP? 

  • Participants must be 18 years old or older  
  • Must be prediabetic - not already have diabetes  
  • Must be overweight - with BMI greater than 25
  • Must be diagnosed with prediabetes via one of the three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.  

To find out more about the Y Diabetes Prevention Programs, complete this form.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Rewkowski, VP of Wellness at

Become a Member

The Y offers memberships that are a fit for all ages plus classes and activities to improve overall wellness - no matter your current level of fitness.

Virtual Programs

Y members have round the clock access to virtual programs with YMCA360. Find healthy recipe tutorials and fitness videos from the comfort of home.

Know Your Risk

Are you at risk for diabetes? Many adults have prediabetes without even knowing it. The American Diabetes Association shares tools and resources.