Prevent Diabetes

Stop Diabetes Before It Starts

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Why Participate In A
Lifestyle Change Program?

Lifestyle change programs, such as the one offered through the Shasta Family YMCA, are proven to motivate and support people with prediabetes to make practical, real-life changes, and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. That is a big deal.

By joining the Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, you will lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health! To join, call the prevention program coordinator at 530-768-2185 or click on the link below.

Prediabetes Increases Your Risk Of

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Heart Disease

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Proven Results

Research from the National Institutes of Health has proven that CDC-recognized programs such as the Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in people older than 60.

These lifestyle changes can lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, help you feel more energetic, and may delay or even reverse your prediabetes diagnosis.

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You Don't Have To Do It Alone

You won’t be making these changes alone. You will have the support of so many others who want you to succeed. We will celebrate small victories along the way, leading to the best reward…better health and improved energy.

Learn ways to eat healthier, increase physical activity, and make other changes to improve your overall health and well-being. Lifestyle changes such as these can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes. You will also have access to fitness programs and peer-support.

Group Support Keeps You Motivated

A little encouragement goes a long way when you are making big changes. In the Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, you will spend a year surrounded by a group of supportive peers who care about your well-being. The group pursues the same goals of improved health and lowered risk for developing diabetes.

Hear from past participants about how the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helped them turn things around.


Still unsure if you are at risk? Take the quiz and talk to your doctor about joining the Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.