YMCA’s Diabetes Programs

The YMCA is committed to helping individuals with controlling and preventing diabetes. Our programs provide tools on living with diabetes in a small group setting.

YMCA’s Diabetes Programs

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YMCA Diabetes Programs

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Control Program are designed to help adult participants (18 and older) who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) to gain skills in reducing their risk of developing the condition or in managing it. The program is delivered by a trained Lifestyle Coach through peer-facilitation and motivational interviewing techniques.


The YMCA’s work on diabetes is now published in the The Diabetes Educator. Read the article here.

Are you at risk?

Many people are not aware that they may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes.  Take our quick assessment and see how your risks may be managed.

Register for a Class

The following classes are currently open for enrollment!

Diabetes Control (previous type 2 diabetes diagnosis or A1c 6.5+ required)

Class Location Geographic Region Day/Time Enrollment Closes
Fairmount Christian Church Mechanicsville, VA Wednesdays / 5:30 p.m. November 28

Diabetes Prevention

Class Location Geographic Region Day/Time Enrollment Closes
Shady Grove Family YMCA Glen Allen, VA Mondays / 7 p.m. November 5
Fairmount Christian Church Mechanicsville, VA Tuesdays / 6 p.m. November 27
Petersburg Family YMCA Petersburg, VA Wednesdays / 6 p.m. November 28
Downtown YMCA Richmond, VA Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. November 29


Call the Community Health office at 804.474.4301 to register or receive more information.

Are you a healthcare provider?

Refer patients with our secure HIPAA-compliant referral form.


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