The YMCA, Learn, Grow, Thrive





Free health screenings set for diabetes

Source: La Crosse Tribune, 2016

Medicare Proposal Takes Aim at Diabetes

Source: The New York Times, March 23rd 2016


Obesity Jump for La Crosse

Source: La Crosse Tribune, December 2015

Y Classes Help Fight Diabetes

Source: La Crosse Tribune

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program Results Show Group Behavior Changes Can Improve Individual Health and Potentially Save Billions in Future Health Care Costs

Source: PR Newswire

The Y’s Take on Diabetes

Source: Wall Street Journal 


Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Cut Health Care Costs

Source: Roll Call 



American Diabetes Association


Center for Disease Control: Diabetes


Diabetes Local


Diabetes in College


National Diabetes Education Program 


The Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program


YUSA: Diabetes Prevention Program

Health Library: Diabetes

Recipes to try 



Ackermann, Ronald, and David Marrero

"Adapting the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention for Delivery in the Community The YMCA Model"T
he Diabetes Educator. 33. no. 69 (2007): 69-78. ct/33/1/69 (accessed October 20, 2011)


Ackermann, Ronald, Emily Finch, Edward BrizendineLast, Honghong Zhou, and David Marrero "Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into the Community The DEPLOY Pilot Study" American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (2008)


Amundson, Helen,  Marcene Butcher, Dorothy Gohdes, Taryn Hall, Todd Harwell, Steven Helgerson, Karl Vanderwood "Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program Into Practice in the General Community: Findings Fromthe Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program" The Diabetes Educator. 35. no. 209 (2009): 209-223


Berenson, Robert, John Holahan, Linda Blumberg, Randall Bovbjerg, Timothy Waidmann, Allison Cook, and Williams Aimee "How We Can Pay for Health Care Reform" Timely Analysis of Immediate Health Policy Issues. (2009): 10-11


Brink, Susan "The Diabetes Prevention Program" Health Affairs. 28. no. 1 (2009): 57-62


Knowler, William, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Sarah Fowler, Richard Hamman, John Lachin, Elizabeth Walker, and David Nathan "Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin" The New England Journal of Medicine. 346. no. 6 (2002): 393-403


For more information or to enroll please contact: 


Rachel LaValley 

Diabetes Prevention Program

Health Intervention Director

(608) 519-5473.