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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes with the PreventT2 Program​

Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

How the Program Works

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. When you join this class with others who have prediabetes, you are joining a community of support to overcome obstacles and celebrate each other’s successes.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is evidence-based and uses a group lifestyle intervention designed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes or at high risk for type-2 diabetes.

We start new classes throughout the year and class locations vary between La Crosse and Onalaska. You do not need a doctors referral or to be a YMCA member to enroll.

For information about new sessions and program fee’s contact:
Dana Boler
YMCA Health Director