Live Well Longer

The Y's evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps adults at high risk for 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.

The Diabetes Prevention Program at the YMCA of Greater Seattle has received a Full Plus Recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This full recognition status – an A+ grade indicates that our program exceeds standards set by the CDC to effectively deliver this program to people with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes.  

Learn Your Risk

88 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but only 10% are aware! Take this 60 second online quiz from the Center for Disease Control and American Diabetes Association to help you assess your risk level.

Take the Quiz

This program has made a huge difference in my life.  My blood pressure and cholesterol are back down where they are supposed to be. I have more energy. I want to do everything I can to stay on track and to keep myself motivated.

Marilyn N.


Upcoming Information Sessions & Programs

Join us for a free information session to learn more about the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program. 

Fill out our Get Started Now Form to add your name to our interest list for upcoming programs listed below, or schedule a call today to learn more. 

  • Starts April 22 | Mondays at 10:00 am | Virtual
  • Starts May 21 | Tuesdays at 6:00 pm | Virtual
  • Starts June 17 | Mondays at 5:30 pm | Virtual
  • Starts June 26 | Wednesdays at 12:00 pm | Virtual 


In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, with a BMI > 25 (BMI > 23 for Asian individuals) and at high risk for one of the following:

  • Developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value*
  • Prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy, or
  • A qualifying risk score (see The American Diabetes Association online quiz.)

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

*A confirmatory blood value means that you have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year. A prediabetes range is any of the following:

  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

Cost & Insurance

Traditional Medicare and some Medicare Advantage plans typically cover the full cost of our program for eligible participants with no co-pays required. If you have questions about insurance, please let us know via our contact form below.

For anyone not covered by Medicare, we offer sliding-scale access to our diabetes prevention program based on ability to pay. If you are ready to make lifestyle changes, we will make sure cost is not a barrier to getting started. 

Reimbursement for the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program may be possible through your Health Savings account or Flexible Spending Account. Please read answers to frequently asked questions here to learn more. 



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