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YMCA holds diabetes prevention program

by jmaloni
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 12:35 pm

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is offering diabetes prevention programming to Western New Yorkers at three of its area branches: Niagara Falls, Delaware and Southtowns family YMCAs.

This 16-week program, based on research from the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and prevention has demonstrated that lifestyle modifications that achieve and maintain modest weight loss in adults with pre-diabetes reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent.

This program, offered once a week, aids in the prevention of diabetes for individuals who have pre-diabetes. The program meets in a group setting where personal lifestyle goals are set for each individual by trained coaches. Each one-hour session will cover diet, exercise and behavior modification.

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 276-5985.

A physician's referral is required and fees are paid in full for those with BlueCross and BlueShield Coverage. Independent Health subscribers will have a $50 co-pay.

The program is being offered at the following branches:

•Niagara Falls YMCA - 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, Tuesdays 7 to 8 p.m., Aug. 16 to Dec. 6.

•Southtowns Family YMCA - 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, Tuesdays 7 to 8 p.m., Aug. 16 to Dec. 6.

•Delaware Family YMCA - 2564 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., Aug. 20 to Dec. 10.

For more information, go online at www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.

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