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More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with pre-diabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

FREE program offered to the community 

What is Diabetes?  It is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States, but 1 in 4 do not know that they have it. A condition called pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 88 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but pre-diabetes can be reversed.

The Y Can Help!

To see if you or anyone you may know qualify for the FREE PROGRAM take the quick on line test.

When is the next session?

The next session will begin on September 16, 2024, at 10:45 am. Accepting enrollment through January 22! The one-year program is divided into 16-week sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions. The objective is to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. Virtual and face-to-face options are available. Classes are open to the public at no charge.

*January 6, 2025, projected start date for next year's class.


How do I apply and enroll to the program?

1. Take the online test to find out if you are pre-diabetic, OR
2. If already diagnosed by your physician

Submit test results to Member Services Desk or mail to: Henderson Family YMCA, Renee Gorby-YMCA Diabetes Program Coordinator, 380 Ruin Creek Road Henderson, NC 27536. 

*Please note:  if you have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes you are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate. Cannot enroll if you have previously completed the program. 

Questions: Renee Gorby 252.438.2144 or rgorby@phoenixedu.onmicrosoft .com