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The numbers don’t lie:  1/2 of Shasta County adults have prediabetes.

With a little exercise and a change in diet, it often can be reversed.  Prediabetes is real and if left untreated is likely to develop into Type 2 Diabetes within 5 years unless preventative action is taken, and that is where the SHASTA FAMILY YMCA can help.

86 million Americans age 20 and older have prediabetes – more than 1 in 3 – but only 10% of people know they have it.  Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years.  Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve disease.  Many cases of Type 2 diabetes can be reversed if discovered and treated early, and the YMCA can help.


Many cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if you act early. Don’t wait, call our Diabetes Prevention program coordinator at 530-768-2185 or email us at ymcadpp@sfymca.org for more information or to enroll.

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Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

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When you join the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention program you will lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health for life!

The Shasta County Public Health Branch focuses on community-wide prevention of communicable disease, chronic disease, injury, substance abuse, suicide prevention and the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Public Health helps the community develop systems, and policies that support healthy behaviors. It promotes nutrition and physical activity, healthy aging, worksite wellness and educational attainment. Public Health also maintains an active emergency response unit, and its laboratory provides testing services for Shasta and numerous other Northern California counties.

Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is a non-profit community-based health care organization that contracts with the State to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure Medi-Cal recipients have access to high-quality comprehensive cost-effective health care. PHC provides quality health care to over 560,000 lives. Beginning in Solano County in 1994, PHC now provides services to 14 Northern California counties – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity and Yolo.

Qualified blood results in the prediabetes range are needed to confirm eligibility. Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program. YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (“YMCA’s DPP”) uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. YMCA of the USA offers access to YMCA’s DPP through a network of local YMCAs, and YMCA’s DPP may or may not be a covered benefit under your health insurance policy, worksite wellness program, Medicare Plan, or other applicable federally funded healthcare program.  To find out whether YMCA’s DPP is covered under your policy and to determine any cost-sharing responsibilities, contact your insurance company, health plan administrator, wellness program sponsor, Medicare or Medicaid. Any dispute regarding coverage of YMCA’s DPP should be brought to your insurance provider or benefit program administrator. Neither YMCA of the USA nor any local YMCA warrants or guarantees any specific outcome for YMCA’s DPP participants with respect to diabetes prevention.