Are you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Come find out for FREE! The YMCA’S Diabetes Prevention Program will be hosting a free health screening on Saturday, April 5 from 10 AM – 2PM at the Northside YMCA, located at 1350 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.
At the screening event individuals will be have their height, weight, body mass index, blood sugar ( A1C test) and blood pressure taken. If found at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, qualifying individuals* may be given the opportunity to enroll in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33% of adults are prediabetic and less than 10% have been told they have prediabetes. That is over 79 million Americans who are at risk for developing this disease. Risk factors include age, weight, family history, inactivity and race. Prevalence of prediabetes was found to be higher among certain ethic groups, including African Americans. People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease.
The good news is that the YMCA’S Diabetes Prevention Program can help! The program is led by a trained lifestyle coach who will introduce topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how living a balanced healthy lifestyle through healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change can benefit their health and prevent, or delay, the onset of type 2 diabetes. Meeting topics include, Be a Fat Detective, How to Eat Less Fat, Move those Muscles, You Can Manage Stress, and Ways to Stay Motivated. The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 weekly one-hour core sessions, followed by 7-8 monthly maintenance sessions.
During the screening event child care, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To register for a time please e-mail or call Denise Lyman, Diabetes Prevention Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-357-2849.