Can you measure a healthy life? Sure, you can – by the cup, the ounce and the block. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small , measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier and healthier life.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.


To help reduce your risk for diabetes, your goal in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is to reduce your body weight by 7% and increase your physical activity by at least 150 minutes per week within the first half of the program.

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds your goal for the first half of the program would be to lose 14 pounds and increase your physical activity to what could be a brisk 30-minute walk, five days per week.

Lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health for life!


To participate in the program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Overweight (BMI > 25), and
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

If you don’t have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score.

To find out if you qualify, or for more informaiton , contact:

Kara Federonick

208-344-5502 ext. 207

kara. federonick@ymcatvidaho.org

In addition, you can fill out the form from the brochure located at the front desk and send the form to Kara at:

419 N. 11th Street

Boise, ID 83702

Fax: 888-965-4924