Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. In the United States, more than 30 million people already have diabetes and more than 86 million have prediabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. The diabetes epidemic is local as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1-in-3 adults in Hampden County has prediabetes and is at risk for type 2 diabetes, the highest rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The YMCA of Greater Springfield is here to educate, motivate and support our community members affected by this disease, whether they have diabetes or desire to reduce their risk!
DON’T HAVE DIABETES? HAVE PREDIABETES?
Reduce your diabetes risk with our YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD YMCA FAMILY CENTER
Learn to manage your disease in a supportive environment with Challenge Diabetes, a FREE Program that supports people who have diabetes. Offered at the Downtown Springfield YMCA, Challenge Diabetes was developed in participation with the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Mercy Diabetes Education, Baystate Medical Center and Chet Galaska, author of The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know.
Please visit www.challengediabetes.us for more information.