• Hendricks Regional Health YMCA is now accepting new participants for its Diabetes Prevention Classes at the Y

    February 07, 2013 No comments

    ORGANIZATION: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
    PROGRAM NAME:
    YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)
    DATE AND LOCATION: Classes forming now at:

    • Baxter YMCA (7900 S. Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227), Monday 5:45-6:45pm, starting February 11, accepting new participants until March 4.
    • Fishers YMCA (9012 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46038), Wednesday 7:15 – 8:15pm, starting February 13, accepting new participants until March 6.
    • Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (301 Satori Pkwy., Avon, IN 46123, Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45pm, starting February 20, accepting new participants until March 20 (no class March 6).
    • Witham Family YMCA (2791 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, IN 46052), Thursday 5:30 – 6:30pm starting February 21, accepting new participants until March 14.
    • Fishers YMCA (9012 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46038), Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00pm, starting February 27, accepting new participants until March 20.
    • English Foundation Building (615 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Thursday 5:00 – 6:00pm, starting February 28, adding new participants until March 21.

    PURPOSE: YDPP helps people with pre-diabetes or at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk through modest lifestyle changes.  Research shows meeting the program goals of the YDPP reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half.

    Participants must be over 18 years of age and have a BMI of 25 or greater.  Risk factors for diabetes include: family history of Type 2 diabetes, diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy, physically active less than two days per week, and age greater than 45.  Program includes 12-week household membership to the YMCA for those who are not current members.


    REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION:
    Participants meet as a small group for 16 weeks, led by a certified YMCA lifestyle coach.  During the sessions they learn how to make healthier food choices, how to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine, and how to manage a healthy weight. After the initial sessions, participants meet monthly for added support.  Participants may bring one support person to class sessions.

    Accepting new participants until four weeks after first class.  Program fee applies: payment plan and sliding scale available for qualifying participants.  Grant funding available to qualifying participants in some areas.  YMCA membership not required.  Childcare is available for classes held during regular Child Watch hours in participating locations.  Spanish-speaking instructors available in some locations.

    United Healthcare members should call (800) 237-4942 to see if you qualify for program fee coverage.  Medicare members can be placed on a waiting list for program fee coverage to begin soon!

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Cyndi Portteus, Diabetes Prevention Program Specialist

    YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

    615 N. Alabama St., Ste. 200

    Indianapolis, IN  46204

    317-713-8523

    PreventDiabetes@indymca.org

    www.OurCauseisYou.org

     

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