The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk by taking necessary steps to improve their health and well-being.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Diabetes Prevention Program has shown that with lifestyle changes and modest weight reduction, a person with pre-diabetic symptoms can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. The program strives to help participants achieve two primary goals:

Reduce body weight by 7%
Engage in regular physical activity

To find out whether you're at risk for diabetes,
take the American Diabetes Association's online risk test.


The Program

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a 16-week program developed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals showing pre-diabetic symptoms. Each week’s one-hour session is facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach and will cover nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification to help participants achieve the program’s two main goals. Sessions will guide participants in ways to eat healthy while eating out, manage stress, and stay motivated after the program’s completion.

Funding is available which allows us to offer this program for FREE to qualified individuals, and program participation includes a FREE individual Y membership!

Program Goals:

Lose 7% of your body weight
Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.


The YMCA of Lenawee may help you prevent Type 2 Diabetes! Limit Grant money available for qualifying individuals. #YMCADiabetesPreventionProgram


View our brochure for more information. 



For information about the program, or to set up your free consultation, contact:


Note: To qualify you must be 18 years of age and have a BMI of 25 or greater (22 or greater for Asian individuals) and be at risk for type 2 diabetes.



This program is provided locally thanks to the following community partners: