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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program for Faculty & Staff

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of 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. This is a year long program with 16 weekly one-hour sessions, 3 biweekly sessions, and 6 monthly sessions (25 total meetings).

To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value, a clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy, or a qualifying risk score. 

Program goals are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week. Enrollment in this program includes a 6 month YMCA membership for a 2 adult household with children. Participants who attend 80% of the first 16 meetings (13 meetings), will also receive 50% off their membership to the YMCA for the next 6 months.

Program Starts: April 19, 2018

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Marquette University Department of Exercise Science
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Health Complex, Room 235
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881