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.

Take the pre-program assessment

For more information call 330-267-9757 or mail prevention@akronymca.org.


Kathy Coleman
Registered Nurse and Lifestyle Coach 

Kathy’s passion is helping others live healthy, happy lifestyles and preventing disease.

“Lifestyle coaching allows me to work with groups of individuals at a more personal level, therefore achieving better outcomes that can delay or prevent diabetes altogether."

Let Us Help!

There's no denying it - Diabetes is a serious, debilitating condition. By increasing blood sugar to higher than normal levels, it increases your likelihood for other severe health complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke.

While there's no cure for diabetes, programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help ensure that it's not inevitable.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% and 71% in adults over the age of 60.

By enrolling in the program, you'll become empowered with the knowledge and discipline to improve your lifestyle and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through healthy diet and energizing exercise.

Program Description
  1. One year program
  2. 16 weekly sessions, then 8 monthly followup sessions
  3. Small groups for a supportive environment
  4. Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  5. Learn about eating healthier & increasing physical
  6. Y Membership Opportunity


    1. Reduce body weight by 7%
    2. Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week. 

Compliments and Complaints

You have the right to voice your concerns without compromising your access to the program. You can make a complaint or pay a compliment directly to the Akron Area YMCA by calling (330) 376-1335 or contacting our Human Resource Department at hr@akronymca.org

Contact Information

Akron Area YMCA
50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
(330) 376-1335