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Of the 86 million people with prediabetes, only 10 percent know their condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, people with prediabetes are also at risk of developing other chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Change is tough—we can help.

We're partnering with Wal-Mart for a healthier you!
Wal-Mart will be visiting the Jamerson Family YMCA and Downtown YMCA to offer FREE blood pressure and glucose screenings.
  • Tuesday March 27th 8am-12pm & 4pm-7pm
The YMCA, along with Wal-Mart will be providing GROCERY STORE TOURS at the 3900 Wards Road location. 
  • Learn how to shop in a new way that includes healthy foods from all food groups. 
  • Become a ‘FOOD DETECTIVE’ so you know exactly what you are putting in your body! 
  • Tours will be given at 11am and 5:30m
  • RSVP required
SPACE IS LIMITED – Please RSVP by Monday, March 26th.  Contact your local YMCA or Randi Abell at 434.582.1900 ext 209,
Tours are FREE and open to all (Y membership not required).

Information Session Details

  • All are invited to attend this free information session. Membership not required.
  • Take the prediabetes assessment to see if you are at risk.
  • Gain resources and knowledge you'll need to take first steps in battling prediabetes.
  • Receive the support you will need to live the life that you love!


  • 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.
  • Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach
  • A group that offers motivation and support


  • Lose 5–7% of your body weight
  • Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.



  • Healthy Eating – Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier foods can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
  • Increasing Physical Activity – Moderate physical activity (walking, swimming, mowing the lawn) for as little as 30 minutes, five days a week, can help improve your blood pressure, raise your good cholesterol and prevent blood flow problems.
  • Losing Weight – Reducing your body weight by as little as 5–7% can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes.


The Y Can Help

AM I AT RISK? You may be at risk for Type 2 diabetes and not even know it! If you are overweight and not active most days, you are probably at risk. If you are over age 45 your risk has greatly increased. Click here and download a checklist to assess your risk.

If you find you are at risk for developing diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help. The lifestyle changes outlined in the program—modest weight loss, healthy eating, and regular physical activity—have been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

In the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of adults to discuss behavior changes that can improve the health of participants. The program consists of 25 one-hour sessions delivered over the course of a year. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is for adults who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. You will learn how to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

Classes form based on participant availability. For more information on current and upcoming classes, contact Randi Abell, or call us at 434 582 1900.

Research has shown that YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older. To learn more contact Randi Abell, or call us at 434 582 1900.

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434-582-1900 (Jamerson) 434-847-5597 (Downtown) 434-455-5996 (Express) 434-200-7097 (Bowen Wellness Center)


YMCA Exterior WEB 3801 Wyndhurst Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 582-1900


YMCA Exterior WEB 91315 Church Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504 

(434) 847-5597


YMCA Exterior WEB 13402 Old Forest Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 455-5996


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