Diabetes Prevention Program


You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.


  • About 79 million American adults have prediabetes.
  • People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
  • Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.


Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.


There are many factors that determine if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes –lifestyle, age, family history and weight to name a few. Take the first step toward controlling your health –visit www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention to take a short quiz and learn your risk.

For information about program fees, financial assistance or to see if you qualify contact:

YMCA of Greater Seattle
909 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

People with health insurance provided by [payer] should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1 800 237 4942.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle and the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States of America (“YMCA of the USA”), have made a commitment to collaborate on efforts to support a national movement to increase awareness and take measures to prevent diabetes and its complications among groups at risk, and to help support treatment outcomes for individuals who have confirmed diagnoses or indications of prediabetes by promoting an effective lifestyle change. The parties referenced above do not warrant or guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants, with respect to diabetes prevention