YMCA of Metropolitan Denver – Diabetes Prevention Program

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The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Center for Disease (CDC) – led National Diabetes Prevention Program, which proves that through healthier eating, increased physical activity, and a small amount of weight loss, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58%. In a classroom setting, a lifestyle coach will help you find ways to make lifestyle changes by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 weekly sessions, you will meet monthly for the remainder of the year for help with maintaining your progress. In order to qualify for the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18-years old, overweight (BMI of 25 or higher) and at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The Program Goals are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

Ongoing Services and Activities:

PRE-Registration is required to participate in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program which is offered year-round at locations across the Denver-metro area.

To identify a class near you or learn if your health insurance will cover the cost of the Program
Contact: Caitlin Stackpool | E-mail: cstackpool@denverymca.org | Phone: 720.390.9459
Class Locations include: Schlessman YMCA, South Aurora, Commerce City, Wyatt Academy at 36th and Franklin, as well as other community locations to be determined.
Cost: $429 for full yearl-long Program, may be covered by your Health Insurance. Also, Financial Assistance is available along with Payment Plans.

Class times vary throughout the Denver Metro area. Please call for a class location, times and days near you.

Release Waiver(s) Required: Participation waivers are completed at the information session leading up to the start of the class. Waivers include, program participation waiver and physician feedback release (optional) and at week three of the program a YMCA membership application and waiver. This waiver is only required if the participant wishes to accept the membership.

Contact Information
Contact(s): Caitlin Stackpool
Phone: 720.524.2700
2625 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO. 80222
Additional Information
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Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (8:00 AM – 7:00 PM) Class times vary.