There are lots of different Diabetes Prevention Programs in the Wichita area. Check out the list below and find one that works for you.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.
In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
For more information, contact us at 316-776-8178 or apply for the program by clicking below.
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging
You may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it.
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA) offers a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) called Prevent T2, which assists individuals who are overweight or in the pre-diabetic range to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. With a focus on training adults 55 and older, CPAAA guides participants in the program to help them learn about healthy eating and increasing their physical activity. This program will encourage participants to learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that may prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. The class is offered in a group setting that allows participants to support and learn from each other. Eligibility for the program consists of a lab reading in the pre-diabetic range or by having a BMI of 25 or greater, in adults 18 years or older.
For more information, contact us at 1-855-200-2372 or apply for the program by clicking below.
Hunter Health Clinic
Hunter Health Clinic is proud to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program in their clinic. The program is offered at no charge, but is currently being offered to established patients only.
To inquire about becoming a patient you may contact Hunter Health at 316-262-2415.