• Upcoming Diabetes Prevention Classes at the Y

    October 16, 2012 No comments

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

    • Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (301 Satori Pkwy, Avon, IN 46123), Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30pm, starting October 17, accepting new participants until November 7

    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 58-70%.

    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.

    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.  Special offer available for participants with physician referral for this class only – call for details!  YMCA membership not required.  Childcare is available for classes held during regular Child Watch hours.

    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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