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Diabetes Prevention Program Offered at City Hall

A “Diabetes Prevention Program” offered by the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and UHC. City employees have requested that the YMCA accommodate an on-site class at City Hall to make the program more accessible. The Diabetes Prevention Program is currently offered at YMCA’s throughout the Milwaukee area for eligible participants at no cost.

The YMCA will be holding a class onsite at City Hall for eligible City employees in Room 303 beginning on April 22, 2014 from 11:30-12:30.

The program, for those with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, is based on implementing lifestyle changes: healthier eating, increased physical activity and weight loss. Qualifications for the program include: Having a BMI ≥ 25 and a fasting plasma glucose between 100-125 mg/dL or an A1C value of 5.7-6.4%. The program is led by a trained YMCA Lifestyle Coach over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

There is no cost for eligible members to participate as the cost is part of your UHC health insurance. If you feel you may qualify and are interested in taking the program please contact Ellie Duyser at 414.357.2820 or eduyser@ymcamke.org to enroll. You must be enrolled and eligible to participate. You may also call the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at 1-800-237-4942 to confirm eligibility and to enroll.

This program will be provided at no cost to eligible enrollees.