Impact Story: Deirdre

Last year, Deirdre’s doctor told her she was pre-diabetic, and if she didn’t change her lifestyle her health would only get worse. This wake-up call led Dierdre on her weight loss journey. As a nurse, she knew the best route to success was to get support, and that’s when she joined the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

Through the program, funded by donors like you, she learned how to set small goals and strategies to accomplish better health and make healthier choices over time. She grew a support network of Y staff and fellow participants that celebrated successes with her, and kept her motivated.

In just a year, Deirdre has regained her health. She ran her first 5K, is down three dress sizes and is no longer pre-diabetic.