At Risk for Diabetes?

The YMCA of Southern Arizona wants residents of Pima County to know their risk for type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive ymca2steps they can take to reduce the chances of developing the disease.

Eighty six (86) million Americans have pre-diabetes,
but only 10 percent of those are aware of their condition.

Individuals have pre-diabetes whenthey have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, the Y is helping people make healthier choices that can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These classes provide a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease. Individuals need to qualify for the program with diagnosis of pre-diabetes OR be at high risk due to family history or other factors.

To learn more about the YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Diabetes Prevention Program and glucose screenings to see if you are at risk, please visit www.tucsonymca.org/diabetes or contact Vivian Cullen at vivianc@tucsonymca.or or (520) 623-5511 ext.218.