Impact Story: Dierdre

Last updated: March 13, 2018, at 1:38 p.m. PT

Originally published: January 13, 2017, at 3:02 p.m. PT

Last year, Dierdre’s was told she has pre-diabetes, and if she didn’t change her lifestyle she could develop type 2 diabetes in the near future. 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 lose weight and make healthier choices to develop lasting changes to her lifestyle. She grew a support network of Y staff and fellow participants that celebrated successes with her and kept her motivated.

In just a year, Dierdre feels better than ever. She ran her first 5K, is down three dress sizes, and no longer has pre-diabetes.