YMCA of Greater Providence

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program


You Can Take Control

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

Click here to watch a Health Check 10 report on the program.


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YDPP is part of the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by teaching you about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, group members will meet monthly for up to one year for added support to help them maintain their progress.

Program Goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week

Can I participate?

To qualify for the program, individuals must be overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes or overweight and have been diagnosed buy a physician as someone with pre-diabetes.

Am I at risk?

Your doctor can tell if you are at risk. Some of the risk factors to consider include:

  • Family history
  • Overweight
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Elevated cholesterol

The cost is $429. The program may be reimbursed by some health care providers. United Healthcare members should check with their employer for program availability or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at 1-800-237-4942 to confirm eligibility.  

For more information and to enroll, please contact Joni Bloom via email or by phone at 401-427-1843

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