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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Can Cut Risk of Disease by Nearly 60%

With more than 79 million Americans estimated to be pre-diabetic, chances are you or someone you know are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes – as well as the related, life-threatening problems of heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and stroke. To help you take charge of your health, classes are now forming for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Based on cutting edge research from the National Institutes of Health, the program provides a friendly, supportive environment for adopting simple lifestyle changes proven to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent.     Led by trained life style coaches, the program begins with 16 weekly sessions focused on healthier eating, jump starting an activity plan, managing stress and staying motivated. And to help people reach long-term goals, ongoing, personalized support is provided throughout the year. To learn more or register for the program, please contact Kelly Prather, Program Coordinator, at (407) 644-3606 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, click here.