Diabetes Prevention Program
YMCA of Southern Nevada

Read more to see if you qualify.

Did you know?

  • 79 million adults in the United States have prediabetes.
  • They are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease.
  • Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.



Reduce your diabetes risk and gain tools for healthy living
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
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. 

Program goals

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

To qualify for the program, you must

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight (BMI greater or equal to 25)
  • Be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes 
    (Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.)

Contact the Y

To confirm that you can participate, contact Barbara Carter, (702) 522-7435 or Prior to participating, you will need to complete the Y's constituency form. Click here to download it.

Classes are ongoing. Please help us shape our schedule. Contact Barbara Carter, (702) 522-7435 or to let her know your preferences:

  • Weekday, evening or Saturday morning classes?
  • East side, Henderson, Central, Summerlin, Northwest or North Las Vegas?

Financial Assistance

People with health insurance provided by Health Plan of Nevada or Sierra Health and Life should check with their employer about the availability of programs as a covered benefit, or conact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. For details, contact:

Barbara Carter
YMCA of Southern Nevada 

More information

If you're an individual interested in the program...

Download this flyer for an overview.
Download this brochure for details and a registration form.

If you're a physician who would like to provide patients with more information...

Download this flyer for an overview.
Download this brochure for details and a registration form.  

YMCA of Southern Nevada, ("YMCA") and the National Council of Young Men's Christian Association of the United States of America ("YMCA of the USA"), have made a commitment to collaborate on efforts to support a national movement to increase awareness and take measures to prevent diabetes and its complications among groups at risk, and to help support treatment outcomes for individuals who have confirmed diagnoses or indications of prediabetes by promoting an effective lifestyle change. The parties referenced above do not warrant or guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants, with respect to diabetes prevention.