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YMCA Diabetes Prevention and Lose to Win Programs Begin In October

Two great programs are beginning in October to help you on your health and wellness journey.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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 virtual small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

 

What is Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 Diabetes is when the body still makes insulin but does not use it properly. This can be due to genetics, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, age or a combination of all mentioned. Overtime, chronic high blood sugar levels can lead to serious health issues such as neuropathy, glaucoma, cataracts, kidney disease, high blood pressure and even stroke. Type 2 Diabetes affects more than 29 million people and while some people can control it with diet and exercise, others may need medication like insulin. Regardless, the YMCA can help you prevent it. 

 

What is Prediabetes? 

Chances are you know someone with diabetes, but chances are even higher you know someone with prediabetes. In fact, 1 in 3 people have prediabetes and of that group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it. Prediabetes is a common condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Because of this, prediabetes is often not taken seriously and goes untreated. When left untreated. Prediabetes WILL turn into Type 2 Diabetes, it's only a matter of time. 

 

The Y Can Help! 

If you are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes now is the time to take action. Contact Tara Marshall at (360) 733-8630 or at tmarshall@whatcomymca.org for more information/registration about our Diabetes Prevention Program. 

 

This class will be via Zoom virtual software. 

October 20, 2020 (25 total classes)

Classes run weekly for sessions 1-16
2x per month for sessions 17-19
1x per month maintenance session 2-25

Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor:  Jennifer Willner

Fee is based on financial need. We have a sliding fee schedule, please contact Tara Marshall regarding the fees, tmarshall@whatcomymca.org

YMCA Lose to Win Program

Here are the top three features that make the YMCA’s Lose to Win Program a breath of fresh air when it comes to achieving a healthier weight and overall healthier lifestyle:  It’s supportive, it’s customizable, and it’s empowering.  How so? Glad you asked.

 

Supportive

Research shows that making healthy lifestyle changes is easier when people have a support system holding them accountable. The YMCA’s Lose to Win Program’s group setting gives you a built-in support network to lean on and learn from throughout your weight loss journey.

 

Customizable

Rather than telling you exactly what to do, the YMCA’s Lose To Win Program gives you the tools to design a weight loss plan that’s right for you and your unique goals and lifestyle. This program will help you learn to listen to your body and understand that diet is bio-individual, meaning what works for one person may not work for another. 


Empowering

Every day we are bombarded with conflicting diet and exercise information, each claiming to hold the exclusive key to weight loss. The Y’s Lose To Win Program is built on the idea that, given the right tools, you have the answers within you to achieve your goals.

 

Still not sold?  Here is what two program participants had to say about their experiences.

 

“What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick.  It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.”  Arielle
 
“I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot.  It’s a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight.”   Melvin

 

This class will be via Zoom virtual software. 

October 27 - January 26 (no class 12/22 or 12/29)

Tuesdays:  5:30-6:30pm

Classes will be streamed through Zoom software

$35/YMCA Members
$50/Program Members

Category: Healthy Eating