YMCA and WWD Partner for Diabetes Education

side_dpp-icebergWalk With a Doc and Culver Palms YMCA to present diabetes prevention information at Vet’s Park Nov. 15, at 8:45 am. The walk will begin at 9:00. Stretching and warmup with Brandon Webb, CPY Healthy Lifestyles counselor, precede the talk at 8:40.
As we know, diabetes can be treated. And with prompt detection, it can be prevented, reversed and complications avoided! Walk with a Doc- Culver City, in coordination with LA County Medical Association and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles will explain how this is possible.
An estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States has prediabetes (79 million people), yet just 11 percent of those individuals know they have it. Having prediabetes means a person has elevated blood glucose levels that are not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. People with prediabetes are at risk for not only developing type 2 diabetes, but also cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. A prediabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean developing type 2 diabetes is inevitable, yet it should serve as a final wake-up call to improve health. To find out if you are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, take our quick online questionnaire.
To help adults make lifestyle changes, the Culver-Palms Family YMCA is offering the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program,based on the National Institutes of Health-led, CDC-supported, Diabetes Prevention Program study that showed how eating better and increasing physical activity led to better health and the reduction of new cases of type 2 diabetes.

A lot can happen in a year
Our yearlong program consists of 16 one-hour weekly classroom sessions, then 8 monthly sessions. A trained Lifestyle Coach helps participants learn strategies for healthy eating, physical activity and other lifestyle changes. Session topics include:
• Ways to Eat Less
• Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
• Ways to Stay Motivated
• You Can Manage Stress
• Make Social Cues Work for You
• Problem Solving
• Being Active: A Way of Life

Reserve your spot in our next class, which starts in January, 2015.
To see if you qualify or for information about program fees or financial assistance, contact Christina Tanios at 310-390-3604. A limited number of program scholarships are available through a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente. YMCA membership is not required for program participation.

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