Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Organization: YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Diabetes Prevention Program is for those who are pre-diabetic. It is a year-long programs with 25 support classroom sessions. Participants learn about healthy eating and increasing physical activity to reduce risk of diabetes. We accept private insurance. How the program works? The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of CDC led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity and weight management. The program goals are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. Participants in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program meet in a classroom setting as a group with a trained YMCA lifestyle coach for 16 weekly core sessions. During the sessions, they learn how to make healthier food choices, how to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine and how to manage a healthy weight. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.

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Data last updated June 2nd 2021