The Corona-Norco Family YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. 


Whether offered in-person, through distance learning, or a combination, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in discussions about healthier eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the year-long program. Using a stepdown structure of weekly to bimonthly to monthly sessions, participants receive ongoing support to achieve their goals. 


• Reduce body weight by 5 – 7 percent 

• Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week 


Participants who qualify for the program must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥25; BMI ≥23 for Asian individuals) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value or a clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes during previous pregnancy. If a blood value or diagnosis is not available, a qualifying risk score may be used to enroll. Note that individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program. 

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To participate in the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

1.   18 years or older

2.   Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)

3.   Score 5 or greater on the Risk Test (link https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest/)

OR Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests (or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes):

·Hemoglobin A1C between 5.7%-6.4% 

·Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) between 100-125 mg/dL 

·2- hour plasma glucose (OGTT) between 140-199 mg/dL |

Individuals who have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes DO NOT qualify for this program.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2021 PreventT2 curriculum based on the original 2002 Diabetes Prevention Program trial, follow-up studies, and over 25 years of research on proven strategies for preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. 

Participants will receive handouts to use in each session to support session topics, as well as additional online support tools to use between sessions to stay motivated and engaged. Examples of topics covered include benefits of getting active, why do we track activity, calories and weight, stress and type 2 diabetes, and how to overcome challenges. Participants will also receive action planning journals and food and physical activity logs to support tracking throughout the program. 


There will be 26 total class sessions. Class will meet weekly for classes 1-16, then every other week for sessions 17-20, and then once a month maintenance sessions 21-26. 


Wednesday, November 8 at 6pm and will be held every Wednesday from 6-7pm.


Circle City Center - 365 N Main St. Corona, CA 92880

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