Preventing diabetes can slow or halt progression of the disease, and can help reduce many of the health complications of full-blown diabetes.
The Whatcom Family YMCA offers a comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is designed to help 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. A grant has allowed the Y to offer this program at very low cost. A prediabetes diagnosis is required to partcipate. Learn more at the YMCA website: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.
Learn more about the importance of diabetes prevention here: "More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes: CDC"