Did You Know?

Almost 29 million Americans have diabetes – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. About 84 million adults in the United States have prediabetes.

The YMCA of Greater San Antonio and The City of The San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department have teamed up to fight diabetes from two fronts. Whether you are at risk for type 2 diabetes or if you have already been diagnosed, we have a FREE program for you!


We can help you:

  • Make lifestyle changes to help prevent or delay the disease
  • Work with family members to reduce your entire family’s risk
  • Manage the disease if you have already received a diagnosis. We’ll teach you how you can take control of your health safely manage the symptoms of diabetes.

Find out if you are at risk. Take the quiz below to see where you score today!

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Lower Your Risk
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

By adopting healthy habits, you can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%! We’ll show you how.

This program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by 3 bi-weekly & 6 monthly sessions.

In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. *

Classes are available throughout our area. Call (210) 404-0135 today for details!

*Individuals who have already been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program, please refer to the self-management program for help.

Lower Your Risk
Y Living Program

Make healthy living and diabetes prevention a family affair! The Y Living Program is a 12-week holistic wellness classes that empowers the families and individuals to obtain total health through enriching the Spirit, Mind and Body.

Learn techniques to reduce and prevent chronic illness that results from obesity and sedentary lifestyles through educational seminars and physical activity.

The Y Living Program takes an evidence-based approach to chronic disease prevention and has already changed the lives of hundreds of people right here in San Antonio!

Classes are available throughout our area. Call (210) 404-0135 today for details!

  • A collaboration with UT Health Science Center’s Institute for Health Promotion Research (UTHSC-IHPR)

Take Control

An Evidence-Based Self-Management Stanford Workshop developed at Stanford University

The FREE Self-Management Program offered by Metro Health provides support for individuals to take control of their health. Through a series of six healthy living workshops, participants will learn skills to safely manage the symptoms of diabetes and chronic diseases. Each workshop encourages participants to share experiences and support one another along the way.

Topics covered include:

  • Managing symptoms
  • Exercise for strength and energy
  • Healthy eating
  • Medication use
  • Working with your doctor
  • Setting goals
  • Problem solving
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Dealing with negative emotions

Workshops are open to adults with type 2 diabetes or a chronic disease, and their family members or caregivers.

For more information call (210) 207-8802.

Give your patients the help they need…

Whether your patient is at risk for type 2 diabetes or has already received a diagnosis, we can help. The YMCA of Greater San Antonio and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District have teamed up to fight diabetes from two fronts: preventing diabetes before it starts and managing the symptoms after diagnosis.

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