Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA of East Tennessee offers a 12 month Diabetes Prevention Program with 16 weeks of classes and 8 months of follow-up contact. The Y’s DPP is available to be offered in-house to employees at your local business or organization. If your company is interested in improving the health of its employees, email Vickey Beard or call 865.637.9622
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if current trends continue, one in three Americans could have diabetes by the year 2050. The Y’s 12 month lifestyle modification program is part of the C-D-C’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. The goal is to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by reducing body weight by 7% and participating in 150 minutes of physical activity per week.