Christian County YMCA
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Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. The Christian County YMCA complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on reasonable goals to give participants confidence they can make the necessary changes to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes and live healthier lives. The group support participants receive helps to keep them motivated and encouraged. You can feel confident that the patients you refer will spend a year surrounded by supportive people with common goals. The program is a lifestyle change program that keeps participants engaged. Studies show that engaged participants enjoy lower health care costs and more desirable long-term health outcomes.

The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be: at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI>25), & diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes, if a blood test is not available, a qualifying risk score. 

Session Topics: 

Welcome to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program 

Be a Fat Detective 

Ways to Eat Less Fat

Healthy Eating 

Move Those Muscles 

Being Active – A Way of Life 

Tip the Calorie Balance 

Take Charge of What’s Around You 

Problem Solving 

Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out 

Talk Back to Negative Thoughts 

The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change 

Jump Start Your Activity Plan 

Make Social Cues Work for You 

You Can Manage Stress 

Ways to Stay Motivated 


Please contact Andrea Bach,, or call the YMCA at 217-287-7271, if you or someone you know is interested in our Diabetes Prevention Program.


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