Diabetes Prevention Program offered in Bellingham and Lynden

Aug 09, 2017

Preventing diabetes can slow or halt progression of the disease, and can help reduce many of the health complications of full-blown diabetes.

The Whatcom Family YMCA offers a comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is designed to help adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. A grant has allowed the Y to offer this program at very low cost. A prediabetes diagnosis is required to partcipate. Learn more at the YMCA website: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

Learn more about the importance of diabetes prevention here: "More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes: CDC"