YMCA Diabetes Prevention

Change Today For A Healthier Future

Prediabetes affects over 86 million Americans. Are you one of them?

Let the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA help you learn if you might be prediabetic.  And put you on a path to a healthier future.

Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to diabetes, and 86 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, increased physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.


About the Program

As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.

The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 core sessions, followed by monthly maintenance sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.

Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.

Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is forming classes throughout the area! 

Currently enrolling for a Class that will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at 12 Garden Street, Bridgeport – convenient to Route 8; Route 95 and Public Transportation

Upcoming Classes may be held at the North Haven Congregational Church; Oronoque Village in Stratford and in Seymour.

Could you benefit from the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program?

Step 1:  Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Quiz.

Step 2:  See if you qualify for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program:  Check List

Step 3:  Please contact Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 32, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program or joining a class.