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.  A trained lifestyle coach facilitates the small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year. 


Currently enrolling eligible participants for new classes at the following locations:

  • Southdale Y on Thursdays at 2:00pm starting 2/9/17
  • Hudson Y on Thursdays at 12:00pm starting 2/9/17
  • White Bear Y on Thursdays at 6:00pm starting 3/16/17
  • Heritage Park Y on Tuesdays at 5:30pm starting 4/4/17
  • Burnsville Y on Tuesdays at 11:00am starting TBD

Please call our offices for more details.

Interested in participating?

We are continually trying to start up new classes at various locations according to interest.  Please reach out to us to let us know of your location and we will try our best to accommodate your request.  Once we have enough interested participants in a location, we will get started with a new class.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program that uses a group lifestyle intervention designed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program has been proven to cut people’s chances of developing the disease by more than half. You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.

Class locations vary and are held throughout the Greater Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin. 

Learn more by reading our "story" on the YUSA website; http://www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention

Call us at 612-230-3487 or email us at DiabetesPrevention@ymcamn.org to register or get additional information.

To determine if your insurance provider covers the Program, contact 1-800-237-4942. If you are not covered by insurance the program is still available to you.  Self pay is an option, cost for a full year access (16 weekly core sessions plus maintenance sessions) is $429.  Pricing scholarships are available with proof of low income.